Leeks and Celery

We hope you appreciate the mellow flavors of Leeks and Celery, especially with the added flavor of nutmeg. This winning recipe makes for a pleasant dish year round for lunch or dinner. It is a simple to prepare traditional Cretan dish by Koula Barydakis and is featured in our book Foods of Crete.

Place spoonfuls of this salad mixture over romaine lettuce for an elegant appearance at the table.



Leeks and Celery

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8
Calories 174 kcal


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound celery, cut in small pieces
  • 1 pound leeks, (white part only), cut into small pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nutmeg


  • Saute celery and leeks in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the onion and tomatoes. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add water and simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Once finished, sprinkle with nutmeg.


Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 61mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1355IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
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