Jan 22, 2014

Buckwheat and red bean medley with celery and carrots


I knew I wanted celery, green and tender...I find it particularly fine with red beans.


Recipe by Gray Apron
time: 30 minutes (+ time to prepare beans)

 ingredients 
1 cup buckwheat
1 1/2 cup dry red beans, soaked overnight and cooked w/o salt
8 celery stalks, chopped not too thick
3 medium carrots, cut in matchsticks (preferably with a mandolin slicer)
4 Tablespoons olive oil + more for dressing
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt, quantity divided

 instructions 
In a medium pot with 2 cups boiling water, add 1/4 teaspoon salt and buckwheat. Cook covered on low heat for about 20 minutes, till all water absorbed (can be prepared ahead).

On a large skillet, heat 4 Tbs oil on medium/high heat. Add chopped celery, sauté for 5 - 6 minutes, adding salt and nutmeg in the middle of cooking, till tender/crisp. Add carrots, sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Mix in beans and buckwheat. Cook for a minute. Take it off the heat. Drizzle with oil, adjust seasoning and serve.

NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES 
  • an exciting game of tastes and textures;
  • crunchy/tender vegetables, soft beans and fluffy buckwheat;
  • sweet carrot, spicy/bitter celery, hearty beans and earthy buckwheat...dressed with olive oil with a touch of nutmeg;
  • it's good hot, warm or room temperature and it can be easily reheated;
  • enough for the three of us for almost 2 days;
  • I've been making full pots of food lately...so that Julian doesn't decide to fry onions after 8pm.

19 comments:

  1. This looks so good...I love the red beans! I could use a big pot of this right now with all this snow and freezing temps we're "enjoying". : )

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  2. what a lovely and healty salad......
    i love a pair of red bean, carrot and celery on my goulash, tempting to give it a try on salad!
    great job Ela!!!

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  3. I love this salad Ela, look amazing!

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  4. Gorgeous dish that is brimming with healthy ingredients. I rarely cook with buckwheat so I must do so soon again. BTW I can't find your RSS feed to add you to my blog feeds :-( ?

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    1. OOPS...gonna work on it tonight. Thanks very much! :)

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  5. Aww your new layout and logo is so cute! I love how bright this dish is!

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    2. Thanks for your feedback, Jessica. Very much appreciated!

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  6. This is sooo my kind of meal. Love the red beans and that little hint of nutmeg!

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  7. This sounds healthy and beautiful! I love using red beans in dishes, great dish!

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  8. Love how colorful and vibrant this salad is, looks great!

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  9. What a fabulous dish.
    :-) Mandy xo

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  10. This is my kind of a healthy, tempting looking winter treat.
    Great combination of textures and flavors!

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  11. What a yummy looking dish! I need to make something with buckwheat other than pancakes :)

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    1. ...and I should make some pancakes...:)

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  12. This sounds great and would be a great way to use up the odds and ends I get left with in my veg box.

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  13. This looks like a delicious side dish!

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  14. Me encanta esta ensalada de frijoles saludable y hermosa,saludos y abrazos.

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