Buckwheat seaweed salad for Kapha dosha

This buckwheat seaweed salad is healthy, easy to make and great for those who relate to the Kapha dosha in Ayurveda. Irina also talks about Kapha in relation to your diet..

EkhartYoga recipe

About Kapha Dosha

Kapha is the third and last dosha. It’s made out of water and earth. Therefore, it’s dense, heavy and cold. People with a kapha dosha are very strong, stable, relaxed and grounded. They can be a bit slow, sometimes even lazy. They have a strong body with thick hair and strong teeth and rarely get sick. They have an amazing memory. They are the ones who always remember your birthday. 

Kapha on the yoga mat

Kapha dosha tends to take it a bit too easy, so a strong yoga practice is actually best for this dosha. 

Kapha and food

It’s best to eat a diet that helps to lower kapha.
No sweet, heavy, oily foods. Spicy & light foods are great! Especially lots of fruits, fresh green veggies, turmeric, chili peppers, garlic, ginger. 

The best fruits are light and warming, such as apples, pears, pomegranates, cranberries, and apricots. Fruits like bananas, avocados, pineapples, oranges, peaches, coconuts, melons, dates, and figs should be avoided as they’re heavier and take longer to digest.

All vegetables are suitable for Kaphas, especially seaweed & all bitter veggies. This salad is perfect fo Kapha types.. try it!

Buckwheat with sea veggies, green veggies & spicy sunflower seed sauce


EkhartYoga recipe
  • 1 ½  cup cooked buckwheat
  • about ¼ cup soaked arame (seaweed)
  • about 3 – 4 hands of spinach
  • 1 chili pepper (no seeds)
  • cinnamon
  • turmeric
  • ginger
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • tamari
  • alfalfa
  • radishes
  • genmai su (rice vinegar)

You can watch Irina make this salad in her class – Kapha balancing summer salad 

Learn more in Irina’s series: Ayurveda: Yoga and food for your dosha

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Irina VerwerIrina Verwer is a yoga teacher, Somatic therapist, intimacy coach, Ayurvedic practitioner, vegan chef and writer of two yogic cookbooks. Very grateful for and inspired by all of her teachers, Irina has created a unique style of teaching that is both intense and gentle.