My favourite salad with buckwheat and chickpeas

August 1, 2020 | Salad bar

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No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.

(Julia Child)

I love buckwheat and for that reason this salad is my favourite one. Buckwheat is healthy and has a light nutty and aromatic taste. In addition I combine lots of colourful vegetables and tasty chickpeas. Chickpeas are high in fibre and rich in proteins. A healthy salad which is perfect for preparing and taking away.

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Ingredients: (serves 4)

For the salad:

200 g buckwheat
2 carrots
cucumber
6 radishes
1 glass (350 g)* chickpeas

 

* about 220 g drained net weight

For the dressing:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  parsley (fresh or dried)
  paprika powder
  (herbal) salt and pepper

Prep time: 20 minutes + soaking time

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Instructions:

  1. Cook the buckwheat (after having soaked them for at least six hours).
  2. Meanwhile, peel, wash and dice the carrots.
  3. Wash the cucumber and the radishes dice them, too.
  4. Wash the chickpeas in a sieve and drain well.
  5. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing with a whisk.
  6. Add the cucumber, the radishes and the chickpeas to the buckwheat.
    Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.
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Tips and tricks:

  • Serve the salad with a topping of sunflower, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds.
  • If you like, add more vinegar, oil or water to the dressing.
  • When buying the chickpeas, make sure that they are without citric acid or sugar.

This recipe is…

  • … creative, healthy, quick & easy to make.
  • … perfect to go.
  • … excellent as a side dish for lunch or dinner.
  • … is suitable for a main dish.

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