Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

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.

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7 responses to “Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

  1. Yum! It looks beautiful. I have actually made this three or four times, though my mimosa never looked as nice as yours.

  2. Glad this surprised you. It looks delicious.

  3. I really enjoyed this one…my husband not so much! I would definitely make it again! Yours looks lovely!

  4. This was delicious, wasn’t it?
    Pretty presentation.

  5. I quite enjoyed the vinaigrette as well and even made another jar of it to have on regular salads over the weekend.

  6. I am surprised that so many of us liked this leeks recipe. I had never cooked with them before – well,to be honest, once. A fail. Anyway, glad you all enjoyed this as much as I did.

  7. Emily

    This was lovely, especially the vinaigrette!

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