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How to Cut Leeks

How to Cut Leeks

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 to 1 cup 1x


Wondering how to cut leeks? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you exactly how to clean leeks and cut them into half moons.


  • 1 leek


  1. Using a large chef’s knife, slice off the root end of the leek.
  2. Slice off the tough green top.
  3. Slice the leek in half lengthwise.
  4. Place both halves cut side down, then use a circular motion to cut the leek into thin half moons.
  5. Leeks generally have quite a bit of sand and dirt between the layers. To clean the leeks, place them into a bowl of water. The dirt will settle to the bottom. Use your hands to shake loose any visible dirt.
  6. Scoop the leeks out of the bowl with your hands, allowing any dirt and sediment to stay on the bottom of the bowl.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut leeks, How to clean leeks, How to use leek greens