Buckwheat Garden Salad

Buckwheat is such an underappreciated grain!  It's full of fiber and minerals and is a satisfying part of this unique and very filling salad.


1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups water
½ tsp salt
½ chayotte or cucumber, finely diced
12 large green olives, pitted and quartered
1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
50g walnut, chopped
½ cup fresh dill, chopped
2 tbs fresh mint, chopped
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper

To see the full recipe and directions, go to The Healthy Foodie.


Stir-Fried Buckwheat

This is a healthy twist on traditional fried rice.  Buckwheat is full of fiber and protein and is a delicious and unique grain!

1 cup buckwheat groats
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce (regular or reduced-sodium)
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Asian chile paste or Siriacha
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
6 scallions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 large carrots, shredded through the large holes of a box grater
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

To read the directions and complete recipe go to Epicurious,

Spring Buckwheat Salad


1 cup whole buckwheat groats
2 cups water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 large handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
juice from 1/2 lemon, or more to taste + more for the asparagus
1 drizzle cold-pressed olive oil or rapeseed oil + more for the asparagus
1 tbsp honey, preferable unheated
1 bunch asparagus (approx. 15 spears)
4 thin slices wholegrain sourdough rye bread
1 bunch radishes (approx. 15), sliced
1 lb. strawberries, sliced
10 slices of shaved parmesan cheese
1 small handful pea sprouts

Read the complete recipe and directions at greenkitchenstories.com