My garden is exploding with leeks this time of year. It has been way to warm to make a leek and cauliflower soup (a family favorite) so I went on a search to find something yummy and fresh to make.
I found a Garden Leek Salad here that sounded really good.
Garden Leek Salad
Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
3 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced thinly crosswise
2 ripe tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped parsley or cilantro leaves for garnish
1. Whisk together lemon and oil with a healthy pinch of salt and several grindings of pepper. Toss with leeks.
2. Core large tomatoes, cut them in half horizontally, and shake out their seeds, squeezing gently. Chop. Peel the cucumber if necessary, cut in two lengthwise, and scoop out seeds with a spoon. Slice thinly.
3. Combine all ingredients, and taste and adjust seasoning. Garnish, and serve.
Really fast, fresh and easy. What a great lunch or snack idea!