Leek Salad

A Prebiotic salad made from leeks. Great any time of the year as a side salad or in pitta with grilled meat or halloumi

Pre biotic gut friendly leek Salad

Preparation Time

Takes me about 20 minutes, but I’m not very quick at cutting or chopping.

Cooking Time



4 to 6 as a side dish

This is a little a bit of a surprise. Raw leeks in a salad? Its works well has a great fresh taste and goes with so many types of food.

I’m often asked for the recipe so, here it is. Raw leeks are considered by some to be  a probiotic and great for encouraging health gut bacterial growth if combined with other healthy lifestyle choices..So why not make it and give your guts a chance?


  • 3 Leeks
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Couple of salad tomatoes or equivelnt baby/plum tomatoes
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Olive Oil
  • Parsley


  • Peel the outer layer of the leek. Cut the leek into slices.and put in a bowl.
  • Pour/squeeze the lemon juice over the leeks in the bowl. Stir and leave the lemon juice to start softening the leeks slightly
  • Chop the tomato and cucumber into cubes (I occasionally slice them if I'm in a hurry
  • Finely chop the parsley
  • Put the cut tomato, cucumber into the bowl with the leeks. Cover with the chopped parsley, and add olive oil, salt and pepper
  • That's your salad ready! Have a quick taste and see if you think it needs any more any extra salt, pepper, lemon or parsley.

  • Eat it!

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