Our buckwheat and beetroot salad is full to the brim with flavour and beautiful colours. This recipe can be eaten as a healthy lunch to take to work or can be served as a side dish while the buckwheat and chickpeas are still warm.
Place the dried chickpeas in to a large mixing bowl and fill the bowl with water. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and leave to soak over night.
Preheat the oven to 190ºC. Cook the chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add the buckwheat and toast for 2 minutes while stirring. Drain the chickpeas and add them to the frying pan a long with the vegetable stock. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir the mixture every now and then.
Keep an eye on the buckwheat and chickpeas as they may need more water. Set the frying pan aside to cool and bring a small pot of water to the boil and add the frozen peas to cook for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the mushrooms and beetroot in to chunks and drain the peas.
Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over the buckwheat and season with salt and pepper and paprika and mix. Serve in bowls with the peas, mushrooms, beetroot, chopped hazelnuts and the chopped mint leaves sprinkled on top.