Buckwheat Salad with Lime Dressing

 

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 cup of buckwheat*

1 red or yellow pepper

1 small apple

2 Tablespoons cilantro

1 clove garlic

½ teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

½ teaspoon ground cumin

2 Tablespoons olive oil

 

Optional ingredient:

¼ cup sliced almonds

 

Preparation Instructions

  1. Cook buckwheat according to package instructions.
  2. Chop pepper and apple into bite-sized pieces. Chop cilantro.
  3. Chop garlic into very small pieces and place in a small bowl. Add salt, lime juice, cumin and olive oil and whisk to combine into a dressing.
  4. In a large bowl combine buckwheat, pepper, apple and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to combine. If desired mix in sliced almonds to the salad. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

 

Nutrition Analysis

Per Serving: 250 calories; 8g fat (1.5g saturated, 0g trans); 0mg cholesterol;

250mg sodium; 41g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber; 6g sugar, including 0g added sugars); 6g protein. Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%, Potassium 8% Daily Value.

Cost

Per serving: $1.13

Tip

* You can use any favorite whole grain for this salad. Please read the cooking instructions on the package, as liquid needed and cooking times will vary with different grains.