Looking for a easy protein packed healthy salad recipe?
Try this buckwheat salad – Packed with nutrients, easy to make and it’s naturally gluten-free.
What is Buckwheat?
First of all let’s get an idea about buckwheat. When you hear the name “Buckwheat” I’m sure the first thing that comes to your mind is Buckwheat flour which is most commonly used in making noodles or pastas. Buckwheat flour is the ground up seed hulls of the buckwheat plant. The raw buckwheat kernels are the hulled seeds. This is also known as Groats.
Buckwheat groats look very similar to steal cut oats. This can be enjoyed raw, make overnight groats, can add to your soup, cook it and add to your salads to get that extra protein, or make it as a porridge.
Nutritional facts of Buckwheat?
Information sourced from Your-Calories shows the nutritional breakdown of 100g of Buckwheat.
Now that you have a fairly good idea about this amazing superfood let’s jump in to the recipe. (This recipe is for a serving of one)
- 1/2 cup of buckwheat- cooked
- 01 cup of water
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 teaspoon of coconut butter
- 01 beetroot – boiled
- 01 carrot – boiled
- Handful of micro-greens / any greens you have
- 03 cherry tomatoes
- 02 olives
For the salad dressing;
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 tablespoon of lime or lemon
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/4 tsp of pepper
If you are looking for a place to buy Buckwheat kernels you can get it from Bohemian Quest. Either order online, visit their store or order through Uber eats.
- In a medium sized cooking pot combine buckwheat and water together. (Make sure you wash and drain buckwheat thoroughly before cooking). Then add salt, butter and cook in medium heat for about 8-10 minutes with a lid on. Adding salt and butter is really optional depending on your taste buds
- When the water is absorbed, use a fork to fluff the Buckwheat and simmer on low for another 3-5 minutes – It is very similar to cooking rice. Now put it in a salad bowl or plate and let it cool down to room temperature, top up with salad toppings and dressing
- I’ve used some sliced beetroot and carrot, olives and some micro-greens from Grow Organic.lk and drizzle with a simple dressing made combining olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
That’s it folks, your simple but protein packed salad is ready. Enjoy!
Please let me know how this recipe turns out for you in the comments! You can also share your results with me on Instagram with the hashtag #thefoodsnapsrecipes.
Cant wait to see your re-creations!