Buckwheat Avocado Summer Salad (Vegan)

Buckwheat Avocado Summer Salad. Have you tried buckwheat?  Buckwheat is a great alternative to rice.  Despite the name, it’s actually gluten free and a similar texture to rice.

Ever since I heard about the arsenic levels in rice, I have been looking for another alternative. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat rice – just not as much as I used to.  This buckwheat avocado summer salad is so good and the colors are great too!  If you like salads you may also like this post.


Buckwheat Avocado Summer Salad - My Whole Food Life


Traditionally, when I think of buckwheat, I think of pancakes or other sweet breakfasts.  However, buckwheat is great in savory dishes as is the case with this buckwheat summer salad.

This salad was inspired by my wheat berry salad.  One of our favorites.  I hope you enjoy it as well!


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Buckwheat Avocado Summer Salad

Buckwheat Avocado Summer Salad

Prep Time 20 min Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

A healthy and colorful summer salad!


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 cup corn (please try to use organic)
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 2 avocados chopped
  • 2-3 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T toasted sesame oil
  • salt to taste


  1. In a small saucepan , add the water and buckwheat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Set aside to cool. I actually cooked the buckwheat a day ahead.
  4. Once the buckwheat has cooled, add it to a bowl with the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. If you don't want the avocado to brown you can always sprinkle a little lemon juice on it, or add it right before eating.


Recipe Notes

This salad should last 4 days in the fridge. Enjoy!

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17 thoughts to “Buckwheat Avocado Summer Salad (Vegan)”

  1. I've never had buckwheat before, but this recipe intrigued me so I bought some & tried this recipe today. It is amazingly delicious! I can't stop eating it. Definitely a keeper!

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