Goji Basil Buckwheat

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My newest breakfast obsession: buckwheat.

Apparently, other people love it, too, as Whole Foods was completely sold out of the stuff yesterday! 

In an effort to come up with some alternative options to oatmeal, I have been experimenting with buckwheat lately. (See cinnamon almond buckwheat). It’s pretty delicious, simple and fast to make, and can be made savory or sweet. 

This flavor combo is based on a Navitas Naturals Goji Basil Cashews (which are out of this world, btw).  Fresh basil is one of my favorite herbs, and I love adding it to just about everything. 

Try this Goji Basil Buckwheat recipe and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! 

Goji Basil Buckwheat
Serves 1
Sweet and savory breakfast bowl.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbs. dried goji berries
  2. 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
  3. 1 cup water*
  4. 1-2 tbs fresh basil, minced
  5. 2-3 tbs. cashews, coarsely chopped
  6. salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place goji berries in a small bowl with just enough water to cover them. Set aside.
  2. Bring water to a boil, add buckwheat and cook for 10 minutes over medium low until all water is absorbed. Remove to a bowl.
  3. Drain goji berries, and add to buckwheat, along with basil, cashews, and salt. Stir well.
Notes
  1. *You can increase water to 1.5 cups and cooking time to 15 minutes for an even plumper and softer grain.
Maria Marlowe http://mariamarlowe.com/
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  1. Maria,
    I grew up on buckwheat because I was born in Russia, but never tried this type of buckwheat recipe before! Looks beautiful and sounds interesting.
    Thank you for the idea!
    Nadia

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