I was browsing through “Why French Women Don’t Get Fat”; a well known french diet book at a friends house and saw a recipe for cooked leeks and leek broth. This soup was touted as a miracle diet food & mild diuretic. The broth is to be drank for a few days after a weight gain. The leeks are to be eaten separately with a drizzle of olive oil, drizzle of fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper.
I modified the recipe to make it in the slow cooker. I have to say I was completely taken by surprise how much I enjoyed eating the leeks. For such a low cal food they were satisfying and the combo of the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper seasoned them just perfectly that they were fresh and bright tasting!
Water (approximately 7 cups)
For Dressing: fresh juice from a lemon (to taste), olive oil, salt and pepper
Cut off the green top of the leeks and remove the first outer layer of the leek skin. Place the leeks in a slow cooker and cover with water (approximately 7 cups). Cook on high for 3 hours.
The broth can be drank alone and the leeks are to be served with a drizzle of olive oil, drizzle of fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper.
½ cup chopped cooked leeks = 2 grams of net carbs and 16 delicious calories
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