This buckwheat salad with lovage dressing is a delicious salad for the summer. Fresh, crispy, and great for a barbecue or picnic. This buckwheat salad is also perfect to make ahead. All ingredients stay fresh and crispy, such as radishes, cucumber, carrot, onions and corn.
For the buckwheat salad
- ½ cup (80 grams) buckwheat
- 200 grams corn
- 2 medium-sized carrots
- 1 spring onion
- ¼ cucumber
- 1 red onion
- 10 radishes
- 3 cups (200 grams) cooked black beans
- optional: mint leaves
For the dressing
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried onion powder
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
- pinch of black pepper (to taste)
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp lovage (dried)
- 1 tsp date syrup or maple syrup
- salt to taste
Rinse the buckwheat under running water in a fine sieve. Then boil the buckwheat in twice the amount of water. Let it simmer for 10 minutes (with a lid on the pan) over low- to medium heat. Then drain the buckwheat well.
For this recipe you can use corn from a glass jar. Rinse the corn well before adding it to the salad. Or you can use fresh corn cobs. Boil the corn cobs for about 10 minutes in a generous amount of boiling water and cut the grains off the cob.
The same applies to the black beans. You can cook it yourself or use it from a glass jar. I use black beans from a glass jar and rinse them very well before using them.
Place the buckwheat, corn and black beans in a large mixing bowl.
Cut the carrots, cucumber, red onion, radishes and spring onion in small chunks and add this to the mixing bowl. I personally think that the smaller you cut the fresh ingredients, the better the taste. But that is completely personal.
Add some finely chopped mint leaves for extra freshness.
Place all ingredients for the dressing in a small mixing bowl. Mix well to combine and add the dressing to the salad. Mix to combine. You can do this well in advance so the salad can absorb all the flavors of the dressing.
- This salad can be made ahead and kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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