adapted from Istanbul by Rebecca Seal


  • 5 Leeks
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • lemon juice to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees. Remove the tough other leaves from the leek and the base and green tops. Slice each leek into 1″ pieces. Rinse off any dirt and place standing up in ovenproof baking dish with top.
  2. Pour over the olive oil, add 3 Tbl of water and sprinkle on the salt.
  3. Cover and place in warm oven. Cook for 1 hour or until leeks are meltingly soft.
  4. Leave to cool slightly in olive oil and then lift out and serve with a little lemon juice. Serve either warm or cool.