Balsamic Grilled Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Balsamic Grilled Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Author: Canadian Living

The sweetness of balsamic vinegar accents the earthy grilled flavor of leeks. Substitute a good red wine vinegar if unavailable.

  • Portion size 8 servings


  • 6 leeks
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup good-quality olive oil
  • 4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes chopped


Trim green ends from, leeks; split lengthwise and rinse thoroughly under water.

In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook leeks for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender; drain and cool under cold water.

Place, cut sides down, on rack over medium-high heat; grill, turning once, for 8 minutes or until golden. Cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces; place in airtight container.

Dressing: In small bowl, mix vinegar, thyme, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in oil. Pour over leeks; sprinkle with sundried tomatoes. (Leeks can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)

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Balsamic Grilled Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes