Caramelised baby leeks

A dark blue plate topped with small green leeks drizzled with a red balsamic dressing

Make these caramelised baby leeks, then check out our buttered leeks, leek carbonara, leek fritters and more leek recipes.

  • 571
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • baby leeks 270g
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Belazu Balsamic Vinegar of Modena 4 tbsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Fill a large pan with lightly salted water, bring to a simmer and cook the baby leeks for 4-5 minutes or until just starting to soften. Drain well. Spread out on a tray in a single layer to cool slightly.

    Step 2

    Use a sharp knife to cut the baby leeks in half lengthways, then brush the cut sides of each with a little of the olive oil.

    Step 3

    Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the baby leeks, cut-side down, for 3-4 minutes or until deeply caramelised (do this in batches if needed). Transfer to a serving platter, then drizzle with the Belazu Balsamic Vinegar and serve.

Nutritional data

  • kcals 51
  • fat 3.2g
  • saturates 0.5g
  • carbs 4.1g
  • sugars 3.4g
  • fibre 1.3g
  • protein 0.9g

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