Leeks a' Vinaigrette

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 24m
Ready In

"I watched Chef Geoffrey Zakarian makes this on television and it looked absolutely marvelous (also has great reviews). Plan to make this and placing it here for safekeeping! This is great as a starter, a side, a salad, or for a light lunch. Note: the sitting in the fridge time is included in the prep. time."

Original is 2-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (396.4 g)
  • Calories 815.3
  • Total Fat - 68 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 904 mg
  • Sodium - 421 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 34.4 g
  • Calcium - 214.6 mg
  • Iron - 7.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a vigorous boil and season liberally with salt.

Step 2

Trim the leeks at the root ends, being very careful to keep the leeks intact (you don't want them separating from the end and falling apart). Cut the leeks where the light green meets the darker green. Save the darker green section for stock (or other purpose - great in soups, omelets, many other dishes). Split the leeks in half lengthwise, again leaving the roots intact. Put the leeks in a large bowl of water and let it sit for a minute. Rinse the dirt from the insides of the leeks by lightly separating the layers and allowing the water to wash the dirt out. Tie the leeks in 3 places with butcher's twine to hold shut.

Step 3

Add the leeks to the pot of water and let it come back to a simmer. Boil the leeks until they are very tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer them to paper towels and remove the twine. Separate each leek into 2 halves.

Step 4

In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, mustards, garlic, shallots and salt and pepper. Spread some of the vinaigrette on the bottom of an 8-inch square dish.

Step 5

While the leeks are still warm, remove the outer layer of each; lay the leeks cut-side down in the vinaigrette in the dish. Spoon the remaining vinaigrette over the leeks. Cover and chill the leeks in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours and up to overnight.

Step 6

Arrange the leeks on a platter and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Garnish with the hazelnuts, eggs and chives. Drizzle more vinaigrette over the leeks and serve.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Ten stars! The leeks come out super silky and the vinaigrette is just the perfect complement for them! Had these alongside a burger, instead of fries. Great choice! If you like leeks, you have to try these!!!


review by:
(13 Jul 2021)

You'll Also Love