Posted on July 11, 2016
Zesty Buckwheat Salad Recipe
An excellent alternative to rice, buckwheat is claimed to be one of the world’s healthiest foods- both nutritious and energising. The grain is nutrient rich containing high levels of all nine essential amino acids, iron, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and rutin. Diets containing buckwheat come with numerous health benefits and have been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Additionally buckwheat aids in prevention of gallstones, better blood sugar control, and protection against breast cancer with a health-promoting potential higher than that of vegetables and fruits.
You can begin by incorporating the detoxifying grain in to your diet by producing a gluten free, vegan buckwheat salad recipe. Here’s an easier way to include it in your diet……
ZESTY BUCKWHEAT SALAD
Buckwheat – 2 cups (cooked0
Apples – 1 no.
Celery – 3 stalks
Oranges – 2 nos.
Herbs of your choice
Raisins – 1/2 cup
Begin by placing cooked buckwheat in a large mixing bowl. Then add diced apple and stalks of celery chopped in to cubes. Cut oranges into halves, and, using a fork, press juice out over buckwheat. Continue to zest both the oranges to add a tangy taste to the salad. Follow this by adding herbs of your choice, raisins and a sprinkle of salt.
After allowing the salad to rest for 15-20 minutes, mix everything thoroughly together and serve cold. The flavoursome salad will cause your tastebuds to explode and you should experience a variety of different flavours in each bite.
A nutrient dense salad is excellent for lunch or light dinner to accompany your meals. The fruity flavours activate the gastric juice in the stomach which help in greater digestion and absorption of nutrients.
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