Leeks look a lot like scallions, but when it comes to flavour they're a lot sweeter, milder and nowhere near as pungent.
If you only cook leeks with potatoes or seafood, you're really missing out. As part of the garlic and onion families, leeks are quite versatile and can be used in place of onion for almost every recipe, not to mention they can be cooked in numerous ways on their own.
In the slideshow below, we've rounded up 28 leek recipes that go beyond the classics — although you will find some thrown in for good measure. From pizzas to salads, stir-frys to souffés, you'll love trying out these recipes all season long.