Bye-Bye Lettuce

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I love salad. On average, I eat about one salad a day. ( I say average because some days I eat two.) 
I've even gotten my husband to love salads. 

But lets be honest, there are times when the lettuce just doesn't cut it. 
So I needed to find a new way to get my crunchy, veggie, vinegar fix. 

Here's what I came up with. 

Buckwheat Salad

It's good. Real good. Better the next day in fact. 

1 cup buckwheat rinsed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
4 ounces feta cheese, cubed
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon honey

Rinse buckwheat under cold water. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Add in buckwheat, cover, and simmer on low for about 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.

While buckwheat is cooking prepare dressing. Whisk together vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper. 

Once buckwheat has cooled mix together all ingredients. 

Pour yourself a nice glass of Chardonnay and enjoy!



  1. I am definitly going to try this healthy recipe!!!

  2. This is a great change than just a regular salad!!!! I love this!


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