Leeks, Onions, etc.
Both leeks and carrots have a natural sweetness, and so the two veggies mingle nicely. This is a mild and pleasant side dish, good with pastas as well as tofu or tempeh dishes. This tastes just as good at room temperature, almost like a warm salad, as it does hot from the skillet. more→
Though anise-flavored fennel is a great veggie, most of us don’t think to use it for everyday meals. Sautéed with leeks and mushrooms, it makes a simple side dish that’s a nice accompaniment to pasta and grain dishes. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→
This naturally well-flavored side dish of sweet leeks and bell peppers (plus tasty shiitake mushrooms) goes well with just about any kind of simple plant-based protein entrée — tofu, tempeh, beans, or grains. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
If you like leeks, you’re sure to enjoy this dressed-up version of hash brown potatoes. It’s perfect for a vegan brunch, paired with a simple tofu scramble and fresh fruit. Use firm-textured potatoes, rather than mealy ones, for best results. I highly recommend trying this with one sweet potato, as suggested below.
Here’s a dressed-up potato salad that’s easy to make, with the warming touch of leeks. It’s great with grilled dishes, and is a nice potluck or company dish for spring and summer. more→
Slow-baking onions gives them a mellow sweetness. This is good with naturally sweet Vidalia onions or red onions, but ordinary yellow onions will do just as well. This makes a nice side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→
When winter rolls around, it’s good to consume as much onion and garlic as possible. This delicious sauce makes it easy to do so. Serve this over grains, pasta, or baked potatoes. more→
This flavorful red onion relish is a great companion to grilled vegetables, any sort vegan protein foods, or served as a topping or companion to grains or bean dishes. more→