Veggies and Kasha with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Enjoy this kasha and veggies salad dressed with balsamic vinaigrette for a delicious side dish.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

1
cup water
1/2
cup uncooked buckwheat kernels or groats (kasha)
4
medium green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
2
medium tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium unpeeled cucumber, seeded, chopped (1 1/4 cups)

Vinaigrette

2
tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 In 8-inch skillet, heat water to boiling. Add kasha; cook over medium-high heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Drain if necessary.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix kasha and remaining salad ingredients.
  • 3 In tightly covered container, shake all vinaigrette ingredients until blended. Pour vinaigrette over kasha mixture; toss. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    120
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    300mg
    300%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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