This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek."
-William Shakespeare, Playwright
Leeks are so complex. Sweet and a bit spicy at the same time. The pinenuts give this a lovely roasted flavor.
Leeks are a member of the onion family but with a milder sweeter flavor. They look like overgrown green onions or scallions. The white part grows below ground, so leeks are usually pretty dirty and need plenty of washing.
Cut the leek at the lower end of the green top and run water over the leaves as they separate. Usually the rings of the white part have dirt embedded in them towards the top. Slice the leek in an X across the top and gently clean the dirt from between the rings under cold water.
4 ounces leeks = 69 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 2g protein, 16g carbohydrates, 23mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This recipe does not make very good leftovers.
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|2 large||leeks (washed well and sliced crosswise)|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pinenuts and cook carefully until they are golden brown.
Add the leeks and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften. Add the salt and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve.
Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 84||Calories from Fat 31|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 13g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Vitamin A 30%||Vitamin C 18%|
|Calcium 5%||Iron 11%|
|Vitamin K 44 mcg||Potassium 169 mg|
|Magnesium 29 mg|