Steamed Leeks & Spinach
photo by Bergy
- Ready In:
- Place the leeks in a steamer with the tarragon and steam for 7 minutes.
- Add spinach and continue to steam for 3 more minutes or until the spinach is wilted and hot Whip the oil& lemon juice together.
- Place leeks and spinach on a platter and drizzle with the oil/lemon.
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Another excellent recipe from you Bergy! The beauty of this recipe is very few ingredients.The vegetables aren't overshadowed by butter sauce or unnecessary fillers. I used organic leeks and tender baby spinach leaves. There is a fine line between wilted spinach and slimy, so I would strongly suggest watching the steaming process carefully. Didn't use the tarragon only because the flavor would have clashed with my Indian-themed meal of rice and lentils (dahl). Hubby rolled all the ingredients up- lentils, rice and your vegie recipe into a whole wheat burrito. It was quite tasty! Love the simple lemon/oil dressing. Very little salt was needed as the spinach has it naturally. I hope my fresh tarragon is growing by the time I make this again. Thanks for sharing. cg
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