18 Tasty Buckwheat Recipes (Savory & Sweet!)

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You’ll be amazed by these sweet and savory buckwheat recipes! From burgers to pancakes, bread and even muffins, this grain is super versatile.

Are you familiar with the gluten-free grain buckwheat? Although it may sound similar, it’s not actually related to wheat and is suitable for those who need to avoid gluten.

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In Eastern European countries, it’s a staple ingredient and can be served as a side dish, breakfast, or baked into dessert!

Buckwheat tastes earthy and nutty and lends a special crunch and chew to your meals.

Enjoy the following collection and see our delicious recipes with rice, millet, potatoes, and beans next! We also have grain-free recipes.

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18 Tasty Buckwheat Recipes (Savory & Sweet!)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

You’ll be amazed by these sweet and savory buckwheat recipes! From burgers to pancakes, bread and even muffins, this grain is super versatile. The following buckwheat minestrone is a budget-friendly dinner idea that stores well for days!


Buckwheat Minestrone

  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp oregano, dry
  • ½ tsp basil, dry
  • 1 ½ cups dry buckwheat (250 g)
  • 2 cups green beans (200 g), washed & trimmed
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes (800 ml)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (660 ml)
  • 1 cup water (240 ml)
  • 3 cups cooked cannellini beans (510 g), drained & rinsed
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place a large soup pot over medium heat and add onion, celery and carrots. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook in a splash of water for 4-5 minutes. 
  2. Stir occasionally, until the veggies become soft and fragrant, then add the zucchini, bell peppers, tomato paste, oregano and basil. 
  3. Season with another pinch of salt and pepper and cook for another 4-5 minutes, just until the veggies start to soften up.
  4. Add the buckwheat, green beans, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth and water. Let the soup simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, just until the buckwheat is cooked and all the veggies are tender.
  5. Stir in the cannellini beans and nutritional yeast and season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Serve with freshly baked bread if wanted.
  • Any leftovers can be kept in a lidded container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Find 18 more buckwheat recipes in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 927mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 21gSugar: 19gProtein: 26g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

2 thoughts on “18 Tasty Buckwheat Recipes (Savory & Sweet!)”

    • It is a seed as is wheat, oats,barley,corn,barley,millet and numerous others. Grain is the seed from plants in the grass family. Buckwheat is the seed of a broadleaf plant. So Jim you are correct it is not a grain.


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