Buckwheat and Pear Salad with Spiced Maple, Almond & Hemp Seed Clusters

Autumn in a bowl! This salad is a crowd-pleaser and super popular with kids (of all ages), who will love the sweetly spiced and crunchy clusters. The dressing is a game-changer too! Serve with a generous sprinkle of extra Royal Hemp Hemp Seeds and a drizzle of Hemp Oil if desired.

Serves 6

Recipe credit Olivia Moore

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup buckwheat
  • 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2-3 tbsp Royal Hemp Hemp Seeds Buy Now

SPICED MAPLE, ALMOND & HEMP SEED CLUSTERS

  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat
  • 1/4 cup Royal Hemp Hemp Seeds  Buy Now
  • 1 tbsp crunchy almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

MAPLE ALMOND BUTTER DRESSING

  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp crunchy almond butter
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Buckwheat and Pear Salad with Spiced Maple, Almond & Hemp Seed Clusters

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. To cook the buckwheat, place in a medium saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15-20 minutes, until soft but still retaining bite. Add more water as necessary. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the clusters in a bowl. Spread out on prepared baking tray and press with the back of a spoon to compact. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown and fragrant. Allow to cool before breaking into clusters.
  4. To make the dressing, whisk everything together to combine.
  5. To assemble, toss buckwheat with pear, red onion and parsley to distribute. Add dressing and toss until evenly coated. Serve the salad topped with the clusters and hemp seeds.

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