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Buckwheat with Collards + Mushrooms, and drizzled with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

  • Cooked buckwheat or any other grain - I just happened to have some buckwheat in my cupboard
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms any variety will work
  • 4 cups collard greens chopped
  • Lemon Tahini Dressing (recipe in link below)
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

Instructions

For the buckwheat

  • Use 1 part dry buckwheat to 2 parts water.
  • It’s entirely up to you, but I like to toast my buckwheat before I cook it because it brings out the nutty flavor. I also like to rinse it before cooking.
  • To accomplish both, rinse and drain the grain first, heat a skillet for 1 minute and then toast the buckwheat until it becomes fragrant and slightly browned. This will take only a couple of minutes.
  • The hot skillet will dry the grain and then toast it when dry.
  • After the grain is toasted, place in a small pot with twice the amount of water, bring to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes without a lid.
  • Since it’s usually just me eating buckwheat I usually cook 1/2 cup of buckwheat in 1 cup of water. This will make about a cup and a half of cooked grain.

For the veggies

  • Heat a skillet for about a minute until it's hot. Add the mushrooms and just a pinch of salt. When the mushrooms start to stick, add 1 teaspoon of water and stir.
  • Once the mushrooms become soft (about 3 minutes), add the collard greens and cook for 1 minute, just until they’re wilted.

To Assemble

  • Place some buckwheat in each bowl, top with mushrooms and collards, pour on a generous amount of lemon tahini dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Notes

I was taught never to wash mushrooms with water because mushies are like a sponge and they will soak up the water and dilute the mushroom flavor. Instead of washing them, I take a paper towel and wipe off the dirt. Easy as that. Some people aren’t with me on this and like to wash them with water. Either way is fine, I just like my way best. Okay - you can do this - now go nourish your bod!