Buckwheat bowl

Elena Duggan

Ingredients:

  • 250g Buckwheat
  • 250g Black or red quinoa
  • 250g Cherries, pitted (frozen or fresh), roughly chopped, reserve some for presentation
  • 100g / 1med Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 100g Hazelnuts, toasted, roughly chopped
  • 50g Baby spinach or rocket
  • 25g / 1 bunch Basil, leaves only, roughly chopped, reserve some for presentation
  • 25g / 1 bunch, Parsley leaves only, roughly chopped, reserve some for presentation
  • 25g / 1 bunch, Mint leaves only, roughly chopped, reserve some for presentation
  • 15g / 1 bunch Tarragon, leaves only, roughly chopped, reserve some for presentation

Dressing

  • 100g EVOO
  • 2 lemons/ 50g Lemon juice and zest
  • 10g Stevia, optional
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • White pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Presentation

  • 100g Jalna Greek yoghurt, dollops at presentation

Method:

  1. Prepare a pot of water at 1-1.5L, place buckwheat and quinoa and bring to the boil. Cook until al dente, approx. 15minutes. Drain well, rinse in cold water to rinse of any potential sticky starch. Set aside.
  2. In a jug, thoroughly mix dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss all ingredients gently together along with dressing. Place on presentation plate and dollop yoghurt, sprinkle cherries and herbs as desired.

Notes

  1. You can add meat or vegetarian proteins if you wish increase nutrient density and satiation.
    Feel free to make this dish your own, depending on the season, with your favourite greens.
  2. Add a ½ sliced avocado per person, for increased good fat satiation and slow energy release.

Optional

  1. Leave out any vegetable you’re not a fan of and replace with one you like or increase quantity of your favourites.

Health Notes:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Low Fructose / Minimal sugar
  • Keto Friendly
  • Dairy free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pescatarian

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