Leeks butter canapés, healthier version

Author: Les Cultures de chez nous
Canapés au beurre de poireaux, version plus santé
Preparation 5
Baking 10
Portions 6
Freezing No


  • 1/2 package of 250 gr (1 1/2 cup) of les Culture de chez nous sliced leeks
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of Dijon's mustard
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) of olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of white balsamic vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of maple syrup
  • Pepper, up to taste
  • 1 baguette bread
  • 125 gr (1 1/4 cup) of grated Gruyère cheese
  • Garnishing :
  • 1 unpeeled apple, cut in half, then sliced into small slices
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoon) of chopped dried cranberries
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  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  • Whisk the oil, vinegar, maple syrup and leeks together. Season to taste. Cut the baguette into 1 cm. thick slices.
  • On a cookie sheet, spread the sliced leek mixture on the baguette slices. Spinkle with grated chesse.
  • Brown in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the chesse is golden brown. Garnish with a thin slice of apple and chopped cranberries. Serve while hot.

Chef's notes

Nutritional note :

The original recipe use butter. Since butter and chesse are rich in saturated fats which may have a negative effect on the cardiovascular system, it would be wise to limit its use. By replacing the butter with olive oil, a source of mono unsaturated fat, a good form of fat, the nutritional profile of this recipe is improved. Cheese is an important food thanks to its calcium and protein content. Nevertheless, it is rich in salt and saturated fat. As a part of one's diet, it is beneficial proviede that reasonable limits are respected, 50 grams of cheese is equivalent to a portion of milk and substitures in Canada's Food Guide to healthy Eating. In this recipe, 4 to 5 canapés provide about 1/2 portion of cheese.

(1 portion of 50 g of cheese = size of your thumb or 2 school eraser or also 1/2 cup of garted cheese)