Leek and Tomato Crostini with Brie

Leek and Tomato Crostini with Brie

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.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 20 min

280 calories per serving 


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
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
2 slices country bread, lightly toasted   90 g
45 g brie cheese, thinly sliced    
1 tomatoes, Roma type, thinly sliced crosswise   70 g


  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

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (170g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




13 g

20 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0 g

25 %


25 mg


400 mg

16 %


32 g

11 %


4 g

17 %


6 g


10 g

Vitamin A

35 %

Vitamin C

20 %


10 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
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

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This recipe is in the following categories: Cheese | Tomatoes | Vegetables | First courses/Appetizers | Sandwiches | Halal | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Vegetarian

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