Leeks salad, a very simple and super easy recipe to help you eat more leeks! A delicious salad that happens to be good for gut health.
Leeks health benefits
But why should you eat more leeks (well, of course, unless you are allergic to them)? Leeks are part of the top 10 prebiotic foods.
Never heard of prebiotics before? Prebiotics feed your probiotics. The two work together to create balance in your gut and enhance your digestion.
Basically, prebiotic foods feed your good gut bacteria. Fortunately, it’s easy to add them to your daily diet, for example with this delicious leeks salad recipe.
Once again, this recipe is a real French classic and is called "poireaux vinaigrette". It is part of the “bistro cuisine”.
Ingredients for this leeks salad
How to make this leeks salad
- Prepare your leek by removing any roots. You want to use only the more tender light green and white parts (The dark green tops that are tough can be used to flavor stocks). Cut the leek in half and slice it lengthwise (as on the picture below).
- Wash thoroughly the cut leek, making sure to remove any soil between leaves.
- Place in your steamer. Cook for about 10 minutes or until tender (time will vary according to thickness).
- Once the leek is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl and let it cool down until it reaches room temperature. Then add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and salt. Mix well. And voilà! Serve cold or at room temperature. Bon appétit!
Other recipe you might like
If you are looking for more recipes using leeks you can check my pot au feu (French beef stew) recipe that comes with its own delicious bone broth (another thing to help healing your gut).