Leek Vinaigrette Recipes

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Happy Bastille Day! Recipe

Happy Bastille Day!

07.14.09 by Jackie

Today is Bastille Day, the French equivalent of the 4th of July. While I was living in France, every year we would go to the Eiffel Tower in the evening and watch the fireworks. Food is not an integral part of traditional Bastille Day celebrations, but since I am so far from my homeland, preparing my favorite French recipes is probably the best way to connect with my roots and my culture. And of course there's YouTube as well. Though you can't be at our dinner table tonight, I hope you enjoy the pics!
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Leeks served with a Kumquat Clementine Vinaigrette Recipe

Leeks vinaigrette is a simple and healthy recipe to welcome Spring. The leeks are simply steam-cooked and then drizzled with the vinaigrette. I brightened the vinaigrette with some sweet clementines and kumquats from my garden. The zest of the citrus brings a lot of flavor.

Leeks are from the onion family but their taste is much more subtle and mild. In fact, they have a natural, gentle sweetness that can be paired very successfully with more sour, acidic flavors. If you've never had leeks, it's time to give them a try!

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