Creamy Charred 
Leek Sauce

Creamy Charred 
Leek Sauce
Creamy Charred Leek Sauce

Think of this sauce as a thin sour cream and onion dip—perfect for adding extra zing to your grilled steak, vegetables, or other favorite protein.

  • Makes 2 cups
  • Active Time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes


  • 3 small leeks, trimmed, cleaned, and halved lengthwise (white and green parts only)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Cooking instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Toss the leeks with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Grill the leeks 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until charred and tender. Remove the leeks from the grill and coarsely chop.
  2. Place the leeks, remaining oil, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, parsley, and paprika in a food processor. Process until creamy, adding 1 tablespoon water if necessary to thin out the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days. Great with beef, poultry, seafood, pork, lamb, and vegetables.

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