Buckwheat, Apple, Cranberry Avocado Salad Recipe

Oh hello – very long time no publish. Last week, I used to be a bit sick and down for the rely, to say the least. This week, I’m on a therapeutic bender. I’ve my blender working extra time with loopy inexperienced smoothies made with ginger, turmeric and each herb that I’ve examine that accommodates immune-building qualities. I’m attempting to eat lighter and brighter as effectively as a result of I actually do imagine that vegetation can heal.

Which brings me to this recipe from Blissful Basil, a cookbook that couldn’t have arrived at a greater time. If you don’t observe Ashley’s weblog of the identical identify, you could! She has essentially the most attractive recipes that you could really feel nice about consuming.

In her guide, she shares her story about coping with nervousness in addition to different well being points, and the way she got here to study plant-based weight loss program was simply the factor that made her well being thrive. The guide is stuffed with 100 artistic veggie recipes like Sloppy Shiitakes (her veggie tackle a sloppy Joe), Triple Noodle Power Pad Thai, Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars, to call a couple of. (I’ve bookmarked virtually the entire guide).

Buckwheat, Apple, Cranberry Avocado Salad

But right this moment’s recipe is this straightforward, pleasant, hearty, lemon-y salad that I simply love. Despite its identify, buckwheat is definitely a gluten-free grain. I had by no means cooked with buckwheat groats and I’ve to let you know that I’m obsessed. They take solely about 10 minutes to make they usually’re related in texture to farro or wheatberries. The hearty, chewy chunk is simply so great on this salad. This recipe makes for both an excellent packable lunch or a scrumptious dinner, in the event you simply add no matter protein you want served on the facet.

How fairly is her guide cowl? Vegan pizza right here I come:

The Blissful Basil Cookbook

I even have my eye on these Pulled Hearts of Palm Tamales with Chipotle Cream and Pinapple Pico de Gallo:

The Blissful Basil Cookbook

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Buckwheat, Apple, Cranberry Avocado Salad


  • 1 cup uncooked buckwheat groats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, lower into matchsticks
  • 2 cups child arugula
  • ⅓ to ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup uncooked pepitas
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • three to five tablespoons contemporary lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly floor black pepper
  1. Add the buckwheat groats to a fine-mesh strainer and totally rinse with chilly water. Un a medium saucepan, mix the rinsed buckwheat and water. Bring to a boil, lower the warmth, and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, or till tender, stirring often to stop burning. Stain and rinse with chilly water till the water runs clear.
  2. Transfer the cooked buckwheat to a big nonreactive serving bowl together with the apple, greens, cranberries, and pepitas.
  3. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, vigorously whisk collectively three tablespoons of the lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper to style.
  4. To assemble: Pour the French dressing over the salad and toss to coat. If desired, add the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice to the salad to brighten the flavors, and liberally season with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide amongst plates and high with the sliced avocado.