Creamy Vegan Buckwheat Casserole with Courgette

Creamy Vegan Buckwheat Casserole with Courgette
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free
STORAGE
Once cooled to roomtemperature, store in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat before eating and enjoy within three days.

This recipe uses the water from shredded courgette plus oat milk to cook the buckwheat which,in combination with soft crumbled tofu, makes for a light, yet satisfyingly creamy casserole. The topping adds flavour and crunch, making it a perfect dish to transition seasons into autumn.


Ingredients
Equipment
  • Large casserole dish
  • Food processor or blender
Method

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  1. To start, preheat oven to 180C with fan and oil casserole dish with olive oil.
  2. In a pan, sauté diced onions with a bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt until softened and fragrant. Add minced garlic, stirring frequently. Once browned, turn off heat and set aside.
  3. In the oiled casserole dish, add shredded courgette and about 2 tsp salt. Using your hands, mix well to encourage courgette to sweat – this water will help cook the buckwheat.
  4. Add buckwheat, sautéed onion mixture, crumbled tofu, oat milk, chia seeds, fresh minced herbs (if using). Mix well, set aside.
  5. To make topping, combine toasted sunflower seeds with dried mixed herbs, yeast flakes, salt to taste and a pinch or two of freshly cracked black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until crumbly. Add pieces of toast and pulse until evenly combined into crumbly texture.
  6. Pour the topping onto courgette the base and spread evenly. Place halved cherry tomatoes decoratively on top, pressing them into the casserole gently. Drizzle olive oil over the casserole.
  7. Place on middle tray of oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top is browned and crisp and buckwheat is cooked through.
  8. Enjoy with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (recommended) or as is!

Notes

 

For more information on buckwheat and different ways to cook it, check out our How To Cook Buckwheat guide.

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26 August 2020 - 3:21pm