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Leeks Nicoise

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  Leeks 12 (Each 1 1/2 Inches In Diameter)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled and finely minced
  Ripe tomatoes 3 , cut in eighths
  Olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried basil/1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper To Taste

Leave the roots on the leeks for now, but trim away 2 or 3 inches of the toughest tips of the green leaves.
Split the leeks down to but not completely through the root end, separate the layers, and wash the leeks carefully under running water; they'll be sandy.
Bring a large kettle of salted water to a boil and add the leeks.
Cook just until the white part is tender.
Drain the leeks and reserve.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
Add the garlic and cook over low heat for 3 minutes.
Pat leeks dry on paper towels, trim off the roots, and add leeks to the skillet.
Cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, Nicoise olives, basil, parsley, and black pepper to taste and heat together, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes.
Transfer leeks to a serving platter, pour contents of skillet over them, and cool to room temperature before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2750 Calories from Fat 667

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 75 g114.6%

Saturated Fat 9 g44.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1550.1 mg64.6%

Total Carbohydrates 506 g168.8%

Dietary Fiber 73.3 g293.2%

Sugars 141.2 g

Protein 56 g112.8%

Vitamin A 1259% Vitamin C 829.8%

Calcium 237% Iron 451.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Leeks Nicoise Recipe