My husband took one look at this dish of food and asked, “Is this a French Fridays dish?”. Definitely not standard fare at our house. So yes, it is a French Fridays with Dorie dish called Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa.
So what is it? Leeks (the thinner the better) poached until very tender, and generously drizzled with a simple vinaigrette made from walnut oil. Not only is “mimosa” a champagne cocktail often served for brunch, it is also a garnish of chopped or grated hard-boiled egg.
This was interesting, but we liked it! The walnut oil vinaigrette was delicious with the soft leeks. If you have a glut of leeks from your garden or are looking for something unique, give this one a try!
The recipe for Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.