Leek, Spinach and Courgette Kugel

Preparation info
  • Serves

    Six to Eight

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

  • About

Fresh dill, spring onions and garlic give their flavours to the greens of leeks, Spinach and courgettes in this crisp Sephardic Kugel. Both Persian and Turkish Jews favour leeks at Pesach, probably because the young, tender leeks are fresh in the garden.


  • 90 ml/6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large leeks, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Heat half the oil in a pan, add the leeks and fry until just tender. Remove from the heat.
  2. Cook the spinach in only the water that clings to it after washing until just tender. Drain and, when cool enough to handl