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Roasted Leeks with Poached Eggs and Warm Spinach Salad

Roasting leeks brings out their root-vegetable side so that they can be served on their own or as part of this salad.



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3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
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4 medium leeks, halved, white and light green parts cut into 1-inch chunks (8 cups)
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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4 tsp. Dijon mustard
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6 large eggs
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12 cups baby spinach leaves
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2 cups sliced button mushrooms
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1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
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3 oz. aged Asiago or Gouda cheese, grated (¾ cup)


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss leeks with 2 Tbs. olive oil in bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Spread leeks on baking sheet and roast 45 minutes, or until golden, turning several times with spatula.

2. Meanwhile whisk together lemon juice, mustard, and remaining 1 Tbs. oil in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Fill large skillet with 2 inches water, and bring to a boil. Add eggs, reduce heat to medium-low, and poach eggs
5 minutes (for soft yolks), or until whites and yolks have turned opaque, spooning simmering water over eggs.

4. Toss spinach with mushrooms, tomatoes, roasted leeks, and dressing in large bowl. Divide salad among 6 dinner plates. Top each serving with 1 poached egg, and garnish with cheese. 

Nutrition Information: 

14 g
Total Fat: 
17 g
Saturated Fat: 
5 g
27 g
224 mg
614 mg
5 g
8 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

Oh My Does this look Wonderful! I love Eggs,Spinach & Leeks! I can't wait to make this.Leeks are so expensive-I've started growing my own this year-I hope they grow ok.Now I got a new recipe thats Tasty AND Healthy! Thanks. : )