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Raw leeks in salad recipe

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How to make raw leeks in salad? So simple! This leek salad, also called “poireaux vinaigrette” in an easy and classic french side dish. It tastes really good and is a healthy vegetarian salad. Although not as famous as onions and garlic, leeks are important vegetables for fighting against chronic low-level inflammatory states. A good source of dietary fiber, leeks also contain good amounts of folic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin K, A and C. They are easier to digest than standard onions and have laxative, antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-arthritic properties.

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
  • Servings: 3

Raw leeks in salad: ingredients

  • 3 medium leeks

dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Raw leeks in salad: directions

  • Clean the leeks; wash them very thoroughly under cold running water. If they are large, do split them lengthwise.
  • Cut them in thin pieces and cook them the a steamer for about 15 minutes. You shouldn’t cook the leeks into the water. It dilutes their flavor and are then soaked in liquid. It is much better to use a steamer or a pressure cooker.
  • Drain them well.
  • Make your vinaigrette in a bowl with the remaining ingredients, and whisk the dressing well until it is almost opaque, or emulsified, and pour it over the leeks.
  • Serve after completely cooled.
Joséphine Beck, Natural Health Coach & Nutritional Counsellor
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