Grilled leeks with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P.

On fine spring and summer days, the desire to enjoy fresh, tasty dishes is always just around the corner. If you like your food cooked on the grill and love quick and easy recipes, we recommend grilled leeks with Balsamic Vinegar from Modena. They will be much appreciated by all your guests!

All the goodness and nutrition of leeks

Not everyone knows this, but leeks are not only tasty, they are also a good digestive aid and help reduce any complaints of bloating. According to experts, they have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be found if, for example, you suffer from rheumatism or arthritis. Leeks are also highly recommended for people suffering from kidney problems and water retention, thanks to their high potassium and low sodium content.

Other beneficial effects that will convince you even more to enjoy grilled leeks with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. are those that affect the cardiovascular system. In fact, thanks to the high percentage of potassium, it is possible to improve and regulate blood pressure.

Finally, the antioxidants found in these delicious vegetables have the power to counteract free radicals, which cause premature cell ageing. That said, all that’s left to do is to prepare grilled leeks with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI.

The ingredients of this tasty recipe

    • 1 kg of leeks (to be cleaned),
    • 6 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil,
    • 1 sprig of parsley
    • 10 mint leaves,
    • 2 sprigs of dill,
    • Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. q.b.
    • Rosmarin, fine salt and black pepper to taste

The preparation of grilled leeks with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P.

The first thing you need to do is to clean the leeks carefully. You have to free them from the outer parts and leave only the most tender part, the one that is inside, called the heart of the leek. Now wash the leeks thoroughly under running water, then place them in a pot of boiling, salted water. After fifteen minutes of cooking on a medium heat, you can drain the leeks and leave them in the colander to remove any remaining water.

Grill the leeks on a preheated non-stick griddle for about ten minutes. During this time, turn the leeks so that they are cooked evenly. When done, place them on a serving plate.

Then you can deal with the seasoning for the grilled leeks: wash and finely chop the herbs (mint, parsley, dill and rosemary) on a chopping board. Take a bowl and pour in some olive oil, pepper and salt and add the chopped herbs. Stir to combine the seasoning and use it to season the leeks. Finally, it’s time for the balsamic: pour some Silver Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. over the dish and the result will be truly exceptional!

aceto-balsamico-di-modena-i-g-p-invecchiato-argentoGrilled Leeks: a quick and easy recipe

Leave the grilled leeks with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. for about thirty minutes in the fridge before serving. Every guest will be pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Preparing this recipe will be easy and quick, the important thing is to always choose quality ingredients and cook with passion!