Savory Pasta Crumbles


Buckwheat groats coated with garlic-infused olive oil, salt, and nutritional yeast make for a Parmesan-like topping.

  • 2-Tbs. servingServings


  • 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs. nutritional yeast, divided
  • 2 tsp. salt


1. Place buckwheat groats in medium bowl, and cover with 3 inches cold water. Soak 12 hours. Drain.

2. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat oil and garlic in saucepan over low heat until hot. Toss buckwheat groats with garlic oil in bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup nutritional yeast and salt.

3. Spread buckwheat groats in even layer on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbs. yeast. Bake 30 minutes, or until completely dry and crunchy. Cool, and store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 1 cup
  • Calories: 83
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 584 mg