Buckwheat and Lentils: Gluten-Free, High Protein, and Vegan

Have Fun WithThis Quick Vegan Recipe. Build It According to Your Own Taste. Prepare A Sufficient Amount So That You Have Enough For Several Meals.

A bowl of cooked lentil and buckwheat with carrots, potatoes and broccoli, and a slice of artisan bread on the side.

Buckwheat is a gluten-free, fast cooking seed. Lentils are high in fiber, and protein, and are also free of gluten.

Raw Buckwheat is Sold In Bulk In Food Co-ops and Health Food Stores

Lentils Are Available In Green, Brown, Yellow and Red Varieties

For Flavor Enhancement, Add Sauteed or Raw Bell Peppers, Sauteed Onions, Sauteed Garlic, Chopped Raw Scallions, or Sauteed Mushrooms


COOKING BUCKWHEAT AND LENTILS: 1 cup of buckwhaeat to 1 1/2 cups cold water. 1 cup presoaked lentils to 2 cups water. Cook time is about 15 minutes for buckwheat, and about 10 minutes for presoaked lentils. These are the basic ingredients. Then add anything else you’d like, to enhance the flavor of your high protein meal. Additional spices are black pepper, cayenne, or cumin. Cool. Store in refrigerator.

Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 24 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page. 

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