French brie with cherry tomatoes and mint buckwheat salad

| June 7, 2015 | Reply

Keep things simple, concentrating on all these healthy ingredients that French brie with cherry tomatoes and mint buckwheat salad can offer you and make the most out of it! This is good food, supper light and leaves you feeling lively.

Serves: 2

You need: 

  • ½ cup roasted buckwheat French brie with cherry tomatoes and mint buckwheat salad
  • 1+ ½ cup water
  • salt (optional)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5-6 mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 1+ ½ tablespoon Greek olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch of sweet paprika
  • 4 slices French brie

Instructions:

Simmer the buckwheat in a small pan of salted water for 12-15 minutes, until cooked and drain well; fluff up with a fork if necessary. Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon olive oil with the lemon juice and sweet paprika.

Add the cherry tomatoes and mint, then toss buckwheat with the rest of the salad. Heat the remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Fry the French brie slices for 1 minute on each side, until melted. Divide the salad between 2 plates; top with the brie.

Buckwheat:

Poland’s organic buckwheat and complementary products such buckwheat honey are personally considered as the best of their kind. Here I used the roasted version that is rich in brown color and gives an extra nutty flavor on any dish or salad, and so on.

When cooked it will not probably break and not turn into mush, so it’s up to you how you will handle cooking time and buckwheat itself. Additionally, one that worth mentioning as cooking technique is the fact that you don’t need to stir at all while cooking, because stirring breaks the groats.

Brie:

Exceptional and well known cheese from France originated from the French province of Brie. This cheese can be made of cows whole or semi-skimmed milk. It is sold in either full wheel or as wheels’ segments, has a pale yellow color inside a white-grayish edible crust (mould), that is not intended to be separated from the cheese before consumption.

French brie substitutions for this recipe: Top with Greek feta cheese or Cypriot halloumi.

For additional ideas and recipes, simply click here: two groat lunch with pesto, warm buckwheat salad with pear chips.

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Category: Salads

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