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Leek Salad – Recipe

Leek Salad – Recipe

This colorful and unusual salad makes use of leeks, such a great choice for the winter table with their high iron content, while tart lemon and sweet red bell peppers add vitamin C. Quick to prepare and filled with flavor.


2 large leeks, trimmed and washed well
1 small red bell pepper
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Finely shred leeks, then blanch in boiling water 2 minutes, drain, and cool.

2. Slice red pepper. Combine with leeks and walnuts in a salad bowl.

3. Mix lemon rind and juice with mayonnaise and toss the salad. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.

Serves 4 to 6.

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Adapted from Traditional Vegetarian Cooking, by David and Kay Canter (Inner Traditions Press, 1991). Copyright (c) 1991 by David and Kay Canter. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions Press.
Adapted from Traditional Vegetarian Cooking, by David and Kay Canter (Inner Traditions Press, 1991).

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4:08AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Enjoy what the nature has given us

1:34PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

i love leeks and all these posts on leek recipes is making my mouth water ...thanks for sharing

5:34PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Yummy! Thanks.

9:28AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Love ramps any way I can eat them raw, cooked or pickled. Thanks Annie

8:35AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012


2:51AM PDT on Apr 12, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:14AM PST on Dec 28, 2010

Thanks for the info.

3:58PM PST on Nov 21, 2010

Sounds interesting. Typically one doesn't think much about using leeks. Thanks.

12:03AM PDT on Jun 2, 2010

Mmm, lovely, with vegan mayo...

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