Buckwheat Power Salad (GF, DF)

There are so many reasons why I love to cook, but my most favorite reason has to be that I get to experiment and try out different foods.

I was a picky eater when I was a child, and even into my early twenties. But after getting married, my husband encouraged me to try out different foods, and ever since then I have become an adventureous eater and cook. Because of this adventure, I decided that I wanted, needed to be more adventurous and try out some different grains.

There are so many different Gluten Free grains out there that deserves to be given a try.

About Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Buckwheat is one of those under appreciated super foods that you may not know about. But after trying this delicious Gluten Free grain, I just felt that everyone needs to know just how healthy and scrumptious it is! This is definitely my new favorite grain, and I am loving it more than rice or quinoa.

Best of all, this grain is GLUTEN FREE! Although it’s name is a little deceiving though, but it has no relation to wheat whatsoever. This grain is just as simple to make as rice.

When Buckwheat is toasted, the buckwheat (also known as groats) darken dramatically and their flavor becomes intense & robust.

In Eastern Europe, toasted Buckwheat is a common ingredient in soups, side dishes, porridge, and can also be ground into flours for baked goods.

Buckwheat is a great source of Potassium, fiber, protein, iron, and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, and zinc, which are great for the immune system.

So if you have never given this delicious Gluten Free grain a try, you really should because it’s not only tasty but also healthy too!

About The Buckwheat Protein Power Salad

Buckwheat Protein Salad

There are so many ways to use Buckwheat. From cereal to baking. This grain can be used in so many different ways. But there is still some summertime left so I thought I would make a satisfyingly tasty salad to enjoy for lunch.

This salad will keep you filled, energized, and give you power to get through the rest of your day!

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Buckwheat Protein Power Salad (GF, DF)

Yields 4 servings

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Buckwheat Salad
  • 1 Cup Raw Buckwheat Groats
  • 3/4 Cup Chickpeas
  • 2 tsp. EVOO
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Shallots, diced
  • 3/4 Cup Dried Cherries
  • 1/4 Cup Pistachios or Pine Nuts
  • Lemon Turmeric Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. ACV
  • 3 tbsp. EVOO
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

Cook the buckwheat according to package directions. Place the cooked buckwheat and chickpeas into a bowl.

In a large skillet, add 2 tsp, EVOO. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent. Add the dried cherries and pistachios. Cook for another 5 min. on medium low heat. Transfer this mixture into the bowl with the buckwheat.

Place all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and whisk. Pour the dressing onto the salad. Toss to combine.

Store the salad in the fridge until ready to eat.

Notes

You can cook everything the night before to save some time. This salad can be served warm or cold.

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