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Roasted Leeks in Dijon Vinaigrette

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Tender, sweet and a little crisp around the edges, roasted leeks are a favorite in the The Natural Princess kitchen. When paired with a simple Dijon vinaigrette they are the perfect side dish for any main course.
Ingredients
  Leeks 6 Medium (Trimmed the root ends and green tops)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (For greasing)
For seasoning the leeks
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (For drizzling over the leeks)
  Salt & pepper To Taste
For the vinaigrette
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  White vinegar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Dried tarragon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
2. Meanwhile get the leeks ready by trimming the root end and the dark green tops, making sure not to cut off too much of the root end. Split the leeks lengthwise and run them under cold water making sure to wash and clean between all the layers of the leeks. Once washed, tap dry the leeks.

MAKING
3. In a rimmed baking sheet greased with about a tablespoon of olive oil, lay the leeks, cut side up, drizzled with a little more of the olive oil.
4. Season with some salt and pepper and put them in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Check after 15 or 20 minutes to make sure it is not getting burnt. Drizzle more olive oil if required.
5. In a mixing bowl, to prepare the vinaigrette, add olive oil, white vinegar, dijon mustard and dried tarragon. Whisk well to combine.

SERVING
6. Serve the roasted leeks on to a platter and pour the vinaigrette on top.

NOTE
During the summer, if you do not want to put the leeks in the oven you can roast them on the grill too.

Things You Will Need
1. Rimmed baking sheet

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Roasted
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Leek
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 217 Calories from Fat 52

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 0.81 g4.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 109.6 mg4.6%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.3%

Sugars 10.9 g

Protein 4 g8.6%

Vitamin A 93.5% Vitamin C 56.2%

Calcium 16.8% Iron 33.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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