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Warm buckwheat, tomato and vegetable salad

starter soup brunch
Time 45m Difficulty Medium Serves 4
  • 10 oz ricotta
  • 7 oz buckwheat
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 14 oz canned whole peeled tomatoes
  • 6 zucchini flowers
  • 3 eggplants
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 lemon (peel only)
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste

FOR THE BUCKWHEAT

Open the can of whole peeled tomatoes, drain and keep the juice to one side. Cut the tomatoes lengthwise, take out the seeds and put them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Season the tomatoes with a little extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and bake them in a preheated oven at 375°F for about 30 min. Separately, put the tomato juice from the can into a deep saucepan and about 300 ml of water and bring it to the boil. In a frying pan, toast the buckwheat previously rinsed under running water.  As soon as the buckwheat is evenly toasted, pour it into the saucepan and cook it in the tomato water for about 15 minutes, salting to taste. Then drain the buckwheat and let it cool.

FOR THE EGGPLANT PUREE

Pierce the eggplant skin with small incisions and cook them in the oven at 375°F for about 40 minutes. Then, peel the eggplant, cut the flesh into cubes and puree them in a food processor. Add a little extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and put to one side.

FOR THE ZUCCHINI

Cut the zucchini into strips and Blanch then in plenty of salted water, drain and put to one side. 

FOR THE BROCCOLI FLORETS

Blanch the florets in plenty of salted boiling water, drain and put to one side. 

FOR THE ZUCCHINI FLOWERS

Open each zucchini flower and delicately clean the inside.  Place the flowers on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake in the oven preheated to about 180°F for a few minutes just to let them dry out a little. 

FOR THE RICOTTA

Sieve the fresh ricotta, add a pinch of salt and put to one side.

Spread the eggplant puree on each individual plate, arrange the buckwheat and put the tomatoes in the centre. With a piping bag, fill the tomatoes with the ricotta cream, place the other vegetables on each plate, and decorate with the basil leaves.