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Gluten-Free Veggies and Kasha with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Gluten-Free Veggies and Kasha with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4
Balsamic vinaigrette provides a flavorful addition to this kasha and veggies salad - a delicious side dish.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked buckwheat kernels (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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • The color and crunch of the vegetables and the chewiness of the kasha create a salad that looks and tastes wonderful, perfect for family and friends.
  • Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
6g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Balsamic vinaigrette provides a flavorful addition to this kasha and veggies salad - a delicious side dish.
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