Lebanese-Inspired Salad

Lebanese-Inspired Salad

This salad was a result of me trying to find something to do with the millions of cherry tomatoes that are growing in our yard at the moment.

We also have a ton of mint and parsley which is why I opted for a Lebanese-style salad. I added the buckwheat and pine nuts to give it a bit of bulk and the result made a delicious lunch served with hummus and toasted pita bread.

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Lebanese-Inspired Salad

By October 3, 2013

This salad was a result of me trying to find something to do with the millions of cherry tomatoes that are growing in our yard at the moment.

We also have a ton of mint and parsley which is why I opted for a Lebanese-style salad. I added the buckwheat and pine nuts to give it a bit of bulk and the result made a delicious lunch served with hummus and toasted pita bread.

Instructions

  1. Rinse the buckwheat and strain.
  2. In a dry frying pan, lightly toast the buckwheat. This will help it retain its shape when you cook it.
  3. Add the buckwheat to a small saucepan with 1 cup of water and the 1/4 tsp sea salt. Bring to the boil and then reduce to low until most of the water is absorbed. This will take 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Remove from heat and leave to stand for about 10 minutes until all water is absorbed.
  5. Meanwhile, lightly toast the pinenuts in the frying pan then leave to cool.
  6. Prepare the remaining salad ingredients and add to a salad bowl.
  7. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  8. Once your buckwheat is cool, fluff with a fork and add it to the salad with the pine nuts and dressing.
  9. Mix well and serve.

If you enjoyed this recipe, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you.

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2 Comments

  1. Melinda Stark

    This looks great Angela. Can I use quinoa instead of buckwheat? I much prefer it. If I substitute should I make any changes? Thanks, looking forward to make it.

     
    • Hi Melinda, yes quinoa is fine. I often substitute depending on what is in the pantry. Just cook the quinoa as you usually would and leave to cool before adding to the salad. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

       

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