Pic of Warm salad of Romanesco, grilled leeks and haricots

Warm salad of Romanesco, grilled leeks and haricots

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Warm salad of Romanesco, grilled leeks and haricots

Serves 4 25 min
Romanesco is an old variety of the broccoli family that's recently been rediscovered. It has a delicate, nutty taste and alien appearance that children often love. This quick and simple autumn recipe combines it's crunchiness with the sweetness of grilled leeks.

Ingredients

  • 4 leeks, trimmed and cut lengthways in half
  • 1 Romanesco, divided into florets
  • 3 tbsp haricot beans (or cannellini), cooked
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Cook the leeks in a large pan of boiling salted water for a few minutes until just tender, then drain and dry well.
  • Step 2

    Heat a ridged grill pan, place the leeks on it and grill on both sides until ridge marks appear. Remove from the grill, cut into strips and set aside.
  • Step 3

    Cook the Romanesco florets in boiling salted water until just tender.
  • Step 4

    Drain well and toss with the grilled leeks, white beans, parsley, vinegar and olive oil. Season and sprinkle with the Parmesan, then serve.

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