Greek-inspired, this is for leek and lemon lovers everywhere. A tasty, full-of-flavor side to accompany a myriad of main dishes. Complements fried and/or grilled fish to a 'T.' Can use some of the tender green parts if necessary.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat; cook and stir garlic and sugar in the hot oil until garlic is lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Mix leeks into garlic mixture; cook and stir until leeks are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

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  • Drizzle lemon juice over leek mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cover pan and cook over low heat until leeks are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 22.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2013
This was a very nice side dish. So simple and yet lots of flavor. I will definitely be making this one again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2020
The lemon added a nice freshness; otherwise was just an okay dish— very similar to sautéed onions. Read More
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2013
This was a very nice side dish. So simple and yet lots of flavor. I will definitely be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2013
My son gobbled it up! If a recipe can make a teen eat leeks it's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2014
Lovely recipe. I had 4 smaller leeks and it came up 1lb. It was a little sour for me so I added just a touch of agave. My teenage boys even liked it. Thanks Don for another keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
Loved this simple recipe. It was hard to determine how many pounds of leeks to buy to get 2-lbs. of whites. I didn't buy enough so I just made a half a batch. I really enjoyed the subtle taste of the fresh lemon in this recipe. Thanks Don for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2013
I really like leeks so I was prepared to like this dish but Holy Cow! This is really really good and so simple. Bueno! Mucho gracias Don Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2013
Hate leeks. Love leeks cooked this way. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2015
I loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
This is truly yummy. I have given the recipe to several friends. The leeks cook down quite a bit so it's better to have too much than too little. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
A favorite for me! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2020
The lemon added a nice freshness; otherwise was just an okay dish— very similar to sautéed onions. Read More