Buckwheat and feta salad
This recipe, using Suma organic Buckwheat is from the new Suma cookbook available free with any order (BK028)
Buckwheat is not a grain but actually an edible seed. Nutritionally, it is close to wheat but contains no gluten. It is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and fibre, whilst rich in B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and calcium. Buckwheat is as versatile as rice, a soft, quick cooking grain with a pleasing, earthy flavour.
1 Whole grains should be thoroughly washed before cooking.
1:2 parts water (stock), bring to the boil, cook for 6 minutes, leave to stand for 6 minutes.
2 Mix the ingredients with the salad dressing and stir in the cooked buckwheat.
Serve on a bed of spinach leaves and garnish with the chopped parsley and toasted pine kernels.