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Select leeks with clean, white bottoms and crisp, fresh-looking green tops. Small to medium leeks, less than 1 1/2 inches in diameter, are the most tender and have a mild, delicate flavor.

Jean Kressy
Recipe by Cooking Light May 1997


Recipe Summary

4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Remove roots, outer leaves, and tops from leeks, leaving 2 inches of each leek. Cut leeks into 2-inch pieces. Steam leeks, covered, 10 minutes or until tender. Rinse leeks under cold water; drain and chill. Combine vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in capers. Divide leeks and tomatoes evenly among 4 small bowls. Spoon dressing over vegetables; sprinkle with basil.


Nutrition Facts

141 calories; calories from fat 19%; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 27.9g; fiber 2.6g; iron 4mg; sodium 372mg; calcium 112mg.