Steamed leeks & peas with herby vinaigrette

Steamed leeks & peas with herby vinaigrette

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 8
Honey, mustard and herbs add flavour to simple steamed vegetables - a healthy side dish that's low fat and easy to make in just 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal112
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre7g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 6 even-sized medium leeks (about 1kg)
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 350g frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

Method

  1. Trim the outer leaves from the leeks and cut off the top down to where the leaves split. Cut the leeks into 3-4 chunks, then wash really well to remove any grit. Heat a steamer, add the leeks and cook for 8 mins. Tip in the peas and cook for 2-3 mins more until both are tender.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard and seasoning together in a serving bowl to make the vinaigrette. Add the hot vegetables and herbs, and mix well.

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