Buckwheat Salad Lunch in a Jar

Buckwheat Salad Lunch in a Jar

Go veggie for a day and celebrate National Vegetarian Week, with our delicious recipes for a meat-free, Buckwheat Salad Lunch in a Jar

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Serves: 1-2

Mason jars one 1 litre or two ½ litre

1 cup of buckwheat (raw rather than toasted)

2 cups water

1 red pepper

1 red onion

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp of Dijon mustard

75g feta cheese, crumbled

5cm peeled and diced cucumber

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

2 handfuls of mixed baby salad leaves

  1. Rinse buckwheat in a sieve. Add to a pan with 2 cups of water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and leave for a further 10 minutes while any remaining water is absorbed.
  2. Halve the pepper, remove any seeds and cut into strips. Quarter the red onion and allow the layers to separate. Coat the vegetables with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and roast in an oven proof dish at 180 degrees/ gas mark 4 for 20 - 30 minutes until they're soft, but not charred.
  3. Mix the roasted vegetables into the cooked buckwheat.
  4. In a small screw top jar, add the oil from the roast vegetables to a tablespoon of lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard and a grinding of black pepper and shake vigorously to make dressing.
  5. Finally, to construct the salad, start with a layer of roast vegetable and buckwheat, add crumbled feta, halved cherry tomatoes and diced cucumber and top with baby leaves. Keep in the fridge and dress with vinaigrette just before serving.

Photographs: David Merewether
Recipes Type: Main Courses

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