Warming Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds

This buckwheat recipe is simple and nutritious!  It is gluten-free and is not a grain, it is a seed.  Also, it is warming and so great for the winter.

Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds


1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup buckwheat groats
1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
2 cups water
Handful of sauteed mushrooms (optional)


  1. Dry sauté sunflowers seeds in a sauce pan.
  2. Add buckwheat after a few minutes.
  3. Sauté until golden brown.
  4. Add salt and water.
  5. Bring to a boil and cover with a tight lid.
  6. Simmer until all the water is absorbed – approximately 40 minutes.
  7. Serve with vegetables. This tastes delicious with the simple addition of sauteed mushrooms.

There is a little Russian store in my neighbourhood that has the best products (they prefer organic) and prices where I buy this brand of buckwheat groats: Russkoe Pole Buckwheat Groats, 31.7 oz

Also try these great warming recipes:

Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter
Warming Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter

Warming Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter

Millet & Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds

Warm Winter Crunchy Salad

Warm Tahini Salad Dressing

Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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  • Thank you for this very helpful information. I am commencing new health directions regarding an expeditious adventure with Permaculture growing weeds that have rescuing properties to vegetables, fruits from raising seeds, growing nuts, maximizing main staple vegetables to understanding man and plants have been together since God birthed thus unique creation I hope to grow, cultivate and eat my own homegrown Buckwheat. Appreciate the pics. Cheers!!!!