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Grilled Leeks with Walnuts and Herbs

For a simple recipe, this dish delivers impressive flavors. Grilling leeks until tender and lightly charred brings out their wonderful sweet and complex taste.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 2 bunches Queen Victoria Leeks (white and light green portion only)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley leaves packed
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves packed
  • 1 each garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Leaving root end intact, slice leeks in half, lengthwise. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil; grill, turning once, for 6-8 minutes or until tender and lightly charred.
  • Slice off root ends; cut leeks into bite-size pieces. Toss with walnuts, parsley, basil, garlic, remaining oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • TIP: serve as a side dish, toss with pasta, or add to sandwiches.