Leeks Vinaigrette

12 Reviews
83% would make this recipe again

A quick salad or side dish, that is rich in flavour (and fibre) and low in calories.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 10 min
180 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

4 leeks 1.2 kg
1/4 cup Classic Vinaigrette 65 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  1. Prepare the leeks: Cut off the dark green tops and slice the white and pale-green parts into large chunks.
  2. Boil or steam the leeks about 10 min, until soft. Drain then let cool down a few minutes.
  3. With a serrated knife, cut the leeks into rounds about 1 cm thick then transfer them to a bowl. Pour in the Classic Vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper, blend gently then serve.

Remarks

The dark green tops can be reused.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (130g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

180

Fat

12 g

18 %

Saturated 1.6 g
+ Trans 0 g

8 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

60 mg

2 %

Carbohydrate

19 g

6 %

Fibre

4 g

14 %

Sugars

5 g

Protein

2 g

Vitamin A

43 %

Vitamin C

26 %

Calcium

7 %

Iron

21 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ¾ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Iron, Vitamin B6
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C
Low  :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables 3
Fats 2 ½

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12 Reviews (9 with rating only ) 83% would make this recipe again
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AmaraK
february 13, 2018

I like leeks and I have eaten them often. I've tried this recipe twice as I made it the night before and the same day. I found this recipe disgusting. After cooking they were impossible to cut into rounds. The dressing didn't seem to go with these and they were slimy. I thought perhaps I had over cooked them but they were nice and firm on the inside. I don't recommend making them the night before as the slimy texture is even worse - did this 1st and thought that that was why I didn't like them. Also, keeping them in chunks kept the sand/dirt in some of them. After slicing, I had to rewash a few pieces. Will not make again.

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CharlieTrotter
october 23, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

So simple and good!!!

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claforet
september 06, 2013

Never had leeks before. It was ok at first but as I kept eating I couldn't finish. Did like the taste and texture. If u like leeks you would probably like this better.

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AmaraK
february 13, 2018

I like leeks and I have eaten them often. I've tried this recipe twice as I made it the night before and the same day. I found this recipe disgusting. After cooking they were impossible to cut into rounds. The dressing didn't seem to go with these and they were slimy. I thought perhaps I had over cooked them but they were nice and firm on the inside. I don't recommend making them the night before as the slimy texture is even worse - did this 1st and thought that that was why I didn't like them. Also, keeping them in chunks kept the sand/dirt in some of them. After slicing, I had to rewash a few pieces. Will not make again.

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CharlieTrotter
october 23, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

So simple and good!!!

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claforet
september 06, 2013

Never had leeks before. It was ok at first but as I kept eating I couldn't finish. Did like the taste and texture. If u like leeks you would probably like this better.

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