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Leek and Tomato Crostini with Brie

93 Reviews
94% would make this recipe again

Often referred to as "asparagus of the poor" because of its delicate flavor, leek is a close relative of onion and garlic. Known since ancient times, it was seemingly the favourite food of the Roman Emperor Nero, who ate it regularly to keep his vocal cords in top shape. Present in all European cultures, leek became the emblem of Wales after a memorable battle where the Welsh wore a leek on their hats as a distinctive sign. Rich in minerals, vitamins and fiber, and low in calories, the leek is also a recognized diuretic.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
280 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

1 leeks, white and light green parts only, cleaned 300 g
1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for drizzling 15 mL
1/2 tsp dried oregano 0.4 g
2 slices country bread, lightly toasted 90 g
45 g brie cheese, thinly sliced
1 tomatoes, Roma type, thinly sliced crosswise 70 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  1. Prepare the leeks. Cut off the dark green tops then thinly slice the white and pale-green parts crosswise.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks and oregano, then season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the leeks are very tender and just beginning to brown, 15 to 20 min.
  3. Arrange the toasted bread slices on a baking sheet. Distibuting the ingredients equally, layer the bread slices with the cheese, cooked leeks, and sliced tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Broil at 10 cm from the heat until the cheese has melted and the tomatoes start to brown, about 5-7 min. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (170g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

280

Fat

13 g

20 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0 g

25 %

Cholesterol

20 mg

Sodium

400 mg

16 %

Carbohydrate

32 g

11 %

Fibre

4 g

17 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

10 g

Vitamin A

36 %

Vitamin C

20 %

Calcium

12 %

Iron

23 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¾ servings
Grain Products : 1 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of  :
Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Vegetables 1 ½
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 2

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Members' Reviews

93 Reviews (88 with rating only ) 94% would make this recipe again
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furiana
march 31, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Amazing! I'll do it without the leeks next time, but my roommates loved as-is. I'm making it again tomorrow!

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GiftedDesigns
march 29, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Perhaps it was the brie which I am admittedly not a fan of. If I try this again, I may make it with goat cheese instead and finely chopped mushrooms and onions instead of the leeks. It can most certainly be used as an appetizer, but along with the delicious white bean soup that was given and the salad, it was plenty for a nice light meal after a heavy brunch.

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nancycdunham49
october 01, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Everyone here loves this. It makes a great lunch (even for my meat-loving husband) and can be a fancy appetizer on smaller breads.

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strivingveg
april 08, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Good flavor. Seemed to be more like an appetizer than a dinner. It was not very filling.

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gauthima
april 07, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious! The Brie cheese adds a nice creamy touch to this sandwich and the tastes blend well together. The left overs will be perfect to bring in our lunches. Make sure to slightly grill the bread before to get a crispy bread at the end.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Cheese | Tomatoes | First courses/Appetizers | Sandwiches | Vegetarian | High Iron | Kosher | High Fibre | Halal

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GiftedDesigns
march 29, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Perhaps it was the brie which I am admittedly not a fan of. If I try this again, I may make it with goat cheese instead and finely chopped mushrooms and onions instead of the leeks. It can most certainly be used as an appetizer, but along with the delicious white bean soup that was given and the salad, it was plenty for a nice light meal after a heavy brunch.

Useful 1
furiana
march 31, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Amazing! I'll do it without the leeks next time, but my roommates loved as-is. I'm making it again tomorrow!

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nancycdunham49
october 01, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Everyone here loves this. It makes a great lunch (even for my meat-loving husband) and can be a fancy appetizer on smaller breads.

Useful 0