Leek maki with fresh cheese & ham

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Portions 6


  • 3 leeks
  • 2/3 g cup fresh cheese 150
  • 1/2 g cup diced ham 100
  • Fresh herbs of your choice
  • Salt Pepper


  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil.
  • Cut the roots and the top leaves of the leeks then slice them in half lengthwise. Clean well under a cold stream of water separating the leaves.
  • Soak the leeks in water to a simmer and blanch for 3 minutes (watch cooking the leek strips are cooked beings but do not discard). At the end of cooking go immediately under cold water and drain.
  • Spread the leaves flat on a towel and blot with paper towel to dry.
  • Put the cheese in a bowl, season with salt and pepper then work with a fork to soften. Add the diced ham and chopped fresh herbs (some chives for example) and mix.
  • Place a small amount of the mixture on the white end of a leek strips and roll tight in a maki. Repeat with all the leek strips.
  • Decorated with fresh herbs and enjoy well chilled as an aperitif!