I love salads! A little history of my love for salads all started at a very young age. Growing up we almost always ate a salad for lunch. My mom was the queen of our salad dressing. She taught me never to go get a bottle dressing, but showed me that the key to a good salad dressing only needed balsamic vinegar, olive oil and your taste buds. Through the years I have come to perfect my salads, always trying to find something new to throw in there.
I’ve never had a leek before until my mission trip to England. First day we got there we went grocery shopping. We grabbed a few things including bags of mixed greens for our salads. When I finally used some of the mix I noticed something different about it. Something I never tasted in a salad before and it tasted slightly like onion. I don’t like eating raw onion at ALL, but it was good! It just gave an extra pizazz to the mix. Since then, Andrew and I have been enjoying leeks in our salads, soups, and our pizzas. Oh the deliciousness!
Just because I love to know about the benefits of eating all natures natural foods. I’ll throw you some interesting info why you should be eating leeks. It contains the following:
- Vit. K
- Vit. C
- Vit. B6
- Folic Acid
Other than the good sources it gives it also isn’t that expensive to buy and it’s huge!