Sunday, April 10, 2011

Buckwheat Tabbouleh

I'm finally back in the kitchen! I can remember sitting down with a friend of mine before getting married last year and trying to decide on a hobby for myself. I needed something to keep busy while living away from friends and family in NY but just couldn't think of anything I enjoyed doing. I am so thankful that I found love in cooking/baking! I would have never thought that cooking and baking could make me happy let alone relax me, but they do. I saw this recipe on Angela's blog Oh She Glows a few weeks ago and fell in love with the vibrant colors. I didn't adapt it at all and take zero credit for this wonderful recipe!

Ingredients: (taken from this recipe of Oh She Glows)
  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups Italian parsley
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lemon (2 if you want)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

-Bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Once boiling, pour in the cup of buckwheat and simmer for 20 minutes on stove top.

-While buckwheat is simmering, chop all of your veggies.

-After 20 minutes of simmering, drain the buckwheat and combine them with the vegetables in a large bowl. Pour on the lemon and olive oil and mix well.

-Serve with tortillas, bread, hummus, etc.!

This salad is so refreshing! I am excited to eat this for lunch this week. It is easy to make and easy to take on-the-go. Like Angela said, it is perfect for spring.


Jocie's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

I can see why you were attracted to that dish. So pretty!

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks lovely! So GOOD! and heart that wooden spoon :-) said... Best Blogger Tips

I really love this does look so vibrant...and an easy packable lunch...thank you so much!!!

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh you are making me crave this again! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Candace Lynn Grubbs said... Best Blogger Tips

love it! you have the best lighting!

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you :) I actually get so frustrated with lighting in our apartment-there is only 1 spot with good light! I cannot wait to have a bright and sunny kitchen one day-it is definitely a must when we eventually buy a house.

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