This Greek warm leek salad (prasosalata) is comfort food but not of the usual carb-laden variety. This is healthy Mediterranean diet type comfort food that fills you up and feeds the soul as well as the stomach.
This is a warm leek salad or Prasosalata as it is called in Greece. In Greece, as in most of the Mediterranean countries, salads are taken seriously.
They can be anything from a mix of simple green leaves to feta bedecked horiatiki (the traditional Greek salad).
Salads aren’t just something you buy in a bag and toss on a plate almost as an afterthought, no, salads are stars in their own right and some are even served warm!
My Greek warm green bean salad is another favourite.
We often tend to think of leeks as something best chucked into soup or sometimes served with a white sauce, but the humble leek is worth way more respect than that.
One of the best varieties of leek we have in the UK is the Musselburgh leek which is my hometown.
Leeks have a fabulous flavour. They are sweet and tender and also take on other flavours well too.
Ingredients for this prasosalata
Leeks love flavour and in this Greek style warm leek salad with all the added flavours they really come into their own.
The addition of garlic, oregano, thyme, tomatoes and dill and served with crumbling feta cheese make this a flavour packed treat.
I love these warm salads. In winter when you still crave greens and salads but can’t face a plate of cold food the warm salad (like this prasosalata) comes into it’s own.
You get all the greens and salad bits you want without losing the warmth of winter food.
Also warm salads really pack in the flavour of their ingredients as the cooking brings out all their goodness.
Actually, the colour of this prasosalata alone is enough to brighten up even the dullest winter day.
How to serve this warm leek salad
I love to serve this just as it is as a lunch dish with crusty bread or you could serve it as a side dish with roast chicken, pork or ham.
However you choose to serve this warm leek salad I just know you’ll love prasosalata.
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Greek warm leek salad (prasosalata)
- 4 leeks
- pinch sea salt
- 4 tomatoes skinned peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 tbsp dry white wine
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp honey runny honey
- 100 g feta crumbled
- 1 tsp dill chopped
- 1 tsp parsley chopped
- Clean the leeks removing root and green leaves and cut into 8cm lengths
- Boil the leeks in salted water for 20 minutes till tender then drain
- Heat olive oil in a pan and saute garlic for 2 minutes then add the tomatoes and simmer for 3 minutes
- Add herbs, honey and wine and simmer for 10 minutes
- Arrange the leeks on a plate and pour over the tomato sauce
- Scatter with feta, dill and parsley and sprinkle on black pepper