Stewed Leeks With Tomatoes

"This Greek dish can be served hot or cold."
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  • Cut off the ends and green parts of leeks. Wash them carefully in order to remove any soil, cut them in pieces of 3 cm (1 inch) length.
  • In a large pan heat the olive oil, sautee the onion and the leeks for approx 10 minutes.
  • Add gradually into the saucepan the tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, parsley and the celery.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1 cup of water and simmer until tender (20 - 30 minutes) and all the water is absorbed (add more water if required) Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice, one tablespoon first, taste and add more if you like.

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  1. crshopping
    Cut this recipe in half. Used cherry tomatoes. Served over leftover noodles and meat balls from the night before. Really good.
  2. Paka1931
    What a wonderful way to use my garden leeks and tomatoes. I didn't change a thing. Thanks.
  3. Tinkerbell
    This dish is chock full of veggies, definitely not short on flavor & was a huge hit with the whole family! I made just as directed & thought the 1 TBL of lemon juice was just enough to add a subtle hint of lemon without over-powering the rest of the flavors. I served it over white rice. Thanks so much for sharing, Pets! Made & enjoyed during the May 2010 LiveStrong Cookathon.
  4. lauralie41
    I had this for lunch and it was so good! Forgot the parsley so I used dried and 1 large baking potato. Used not quite one tablespoon of lemon juice and next time will use vege broth instead of water. Thank you Pet's for posting this one!


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