Mediterranean Style Leeks with Lemon

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 pounds leeks, white parts only, finely chopped

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

140 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.