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Chargrilled leeks

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Chargrilled leeks

Side Serves 4 20 min
This would work either on a barbecue or a griddle pan. To vary this recipe, you could try adding lightly toasted pinenuts or using a sweet-sour dressing made with olive oil, balsamic or red wine vinegar and a little sugar. You could also sprinkle over some feta cheese.


  • 4 large (cut into manageable lengths) or 8 small leeks
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Par-boil the leeks until just tender. Drain and pat dry. Heat some olive oil in a griddle pan until fairly hot.
  • Step 2

    Smear a little more olive oil over the leeks and chargrill until nicely marked.
  • Step 3

    Remove from pan and dress with olive oil, lemon juice, seasoning and parsley. Eat hot or cold.

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