7 Easy Leek Spread Recipes That Anyone Can Make!

Leek, a vegetable with an interesting appearance and taste, which botanically has the most in common with garlic.

It was already used in the kitchen by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

You don’t just have to make your favorite soup from it or add it to meat.

Let’s introduce various recipes for leek spread.

It is simple, healthy and you can enjoy it for breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner!

Excellent leek spread with cottage cheese

Don’t know what to spread on sandwiches unconventionally? Try this delicious spread!


  • 3 leeks (light parts only)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 200 g of cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh herbs
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan.
  2. Add cleaned leeks cut into rounds, crushed garlic cloves, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Stir the cream cheese into the warm mixture and stir to incorporate well.
  5. When the mixture has cooled, also add the cottage cheese, herbs and lemon juice.
  6. Mix everything thoroughly.

You can serve this spread as part of refreshments at various parties or celebrations.

Leek and cottage cheese spread decorated with chives
source: artzyfoodie.com

Leek spread tastes great not only with baked goods, but also with various sticks, crackers or pretzels. Get inspiration from our savory pastry recipes.

Leek spread with pistachios

The unconventional combination of vegetables, pistachios and herbs makes this spread a truly exceptional gourmet experience. Painted on crackers, it can be a great addition to home celebrations or parties.


  • 1 cup peeled and chopped leeks (light parts only)
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • salt pepper


  1. Peel the garlic cloves, cut into quarters.
  2. Heat a pan with oil and sauté the garlic in it for 3 minutes.
  3. Then add the leek rings and a little salt to the pan.
  4. Saute for approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool for a while and then transfer to a food processor.
  6. Add the pistachios, parsley, lemon juice, pepper and olive oil.
  7. Blend everything into a smooth puree.

This leek spread tastes great especially on wholemeal bread.

Whole grain bread spread with leek and pistachio spread
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Baked leek spread

A great, tasty and healthy spread, the taste of which can be made special by sprinkling it with parmesan at the end.


  • 3-4 leeks (light parts only)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt pepper


  1. Clean and wash the leeks.
  2. Then soak them in a bowl of water for at least 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 200°C.
  4. Place the moist leeks in an aluminum baking dish.
  5. Add cloves of garlic to it as well.
  6. Finally, drizzle everything with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Then transfer the leek and garlic mixture to a food processor and blend.
Bowl with roasted leek spread
source: sarahscucinabella.com

Leek spread goes especially well with fresh baked goods. Bake our crispy homemade baguettes with it.

Green spread with leek, peas and spinach

Green color on the plate always means healthy food. See for yourself with this delicious recipe!


  • 280 g of frozen peas
  • 1 leek (light parts only)
  • 50 g of fresh spinach
  • 40 g Dijon mustard
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons of linseed or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt pepper


  1. Boil the frozen peas in salted water according to the instructions.
  2. After it cools down, transfer it to a blender.
  3. Add the spinach leaves, oil, lemon juice and mustard.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Then season the spread with salt and pepper, mix.
  6. Finally, add finely chopped chives and leeks to the spread.
  7. Mix and the spread is ready.

The spread is best served on rye bread.

Pastry spread with leek, pea and spinach spread
source: tasteisyours.com

Cheese spread with leek and bacon

Not only sausage lovers will be pleased with this version of the spread made special with sautéed bacon. In addition to bacon, you can of course also use other types of cold cuts, such as ham.


  • 2 leeks (light parts only)
  • 150 g of bacon
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 100 g of creamy goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • salt pepper


  1. Fry diced bacon slices in a pan.
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan and fry the leeks cut into rounds, seasoned with salt, in the remaining fat.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes until the leeks are soft and beginning to caramelize.
  4. Remove the leek from the heat and let it cool.
  5. Meanwhile, mix cottage cheese, goat cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  6. Beat until smooth using a mixer.
  7. Then add the leek and bacon to the mixture and mix everything thoroughly.

Leek spread with cottage cheese and bacon can be a great and healthy snack and dinner.

Leek spread sprinkled with fried bacon and dill
source: kitchenconfidante.com

Do you like soups? Try our various leek soups ! They are healthy, tasty and hearty!

Leek spread with eggs

Do you have eggs left over at home and don’t know what to do with them? Add them to this delicious spread!


  • 1 leek (light parts only)
  • 3 eggs
  • 300 g of cream cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp milk (optional)
  • chive
  • salt pepper


  1. Hard-boil the eggs, then cool them in cold water, peel them and cut them into pieces.
  2. Mix or blend the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Finely chop the washed and peeled leek and add to the cheese.
  4. Mix and season with salt and pepper.
  5. If the mixture is too thick, add a little milk.
  6. Finally, stir the eggs into the mixture.

Serve the spread spread on fresh bread or in a bowl sprinkled with chives and pieces of leek.

Bowl with egg and leek spread
source: whereismyspoon.com

Do you love eggs in different forms? Try our delicious egg spreads in many ways!

Leek and sour cream spread

You can also make the basic recipe special by adding various herbs, for example thyme, chives, dill, watercress or basil.


  • 3 leeks (light parts only)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • salt pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a pan.
  2. Add cleaned and sliced leeks to it.
  3. Cook gently, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  4. Allow the leeks to cool.
  5. Then, together with the other ingredients, i.e. sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon peel and salt, transfer it to a food processor.
  6. Blend to a smooth puree.
  7. Season with pepper.
Plate with fresh vegetables and sour cream and leek spread
source: chatelaine.com

Why include leeks in your diet?

Leek is one of those vegetables that can be found in our stores all year round. Especially in winter, it is an easy way to enrich our diet with a whole range of health-promoting substances, vitamins and minerals.

It mainly contains vitamins of the B group, as well as vitamins A, C, and E. Of the minerals in leek, we can find mainly calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium and iron. Last but not least, leek has diuretic properties, and its consumption thus promotes the excretion of uric acid from the blood.

In this way, it has a preventive effect on various kidney problems or gout. Positive effects have also been proven in connection with various respiratory and intestinal problems.

How to consume leeks?

The advantage of leek is the fact that it can be consumed both raw and cooked. You only need to boil it briefly. In addition to leek spread, leeks are also consumed in the form of various soups and sauces.

The use of leeks in various meat mixtures is also very widespread, and a tasty salad can also be prepared from the young plants.

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