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.
7 responses to “Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa”
Yum! It looks beautiful. I have actually made this three or four times, though my mimosa never looked as nice as yours.
Glad this surprised you. It looks delicious.
I really enjoyed this one…my husband not so much! I would definitely make it again! Yours looks lovely!
This was delicious, wasn’t it?
I quite enjoyed the vinaigrette as well and even made another jar of it to have on regular salads over the weekend.
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.
This was lovely, especially the vinaigrette!