Croutons made from day-old bread and fresh leeks and asparagus are the main ingredients in this bright-green salad that’s perfect for spring days. If ramps are in season, feel free to add them to this recipe.
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I'm not going to lie: it is a little awkward to slice and cook leeks like this. But I love them, and I love them in this. If you're eeked out by trying to slice the slippery guys into segments, you might swap them out with an extra pound of asparagus, green beans, or even lightly cooked carrots.