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Amaranth Recipe

Looking for an easy Amaranth recipe? Learn how to make Amaranth using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by claudia7949

Makes 6 servings



Advance preparation: The beans will taste even better if you make them in advance, and they can be made up to three days ahead of serving. The blanched amaranth will keep for three days in the refrigerator.

Recipe Ingredients for Amaranth

1 pound black beans, washed, picked over and soaked for six hours or overnight in 2 quarts water
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
3/4 pound amaranth, stemmed (stems discarded)

Recipe Directions for Amaranth

  1. Place the beans and their soaking water in a large, heavy soup pot or Dutch oven. If necessary, add water to cover by two inches. Bring to a boil and skim off foam. Add the onion and half the garlic, and reduce the heat to low. Add salt, cover and simmer one hour. Add the remaining garlic, the epazote (optional) and more salt if desired. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Add the cilantro, and simmer for another 30 minutes, until the beans are tender and the broth aromatic.

  2. 2. While the beans are simmering, wash the amaranth leaves in two changes of water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and fill a bowl with ice water. When the water comes to a boil, salt generously and add the amaranth. Blanch for two minutes, and transfer to the ice water. Drain, squeeze out excess water (it will be a beautiful plum color) and chop coarsely.

  3. 3. About five minutes before serving, taste the beans and adjust seasoning. Stir in the amaranth, simmer very gently for five to 10 minutes, and serve.

  4. Yield: Serves six.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 159.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
483
Calories from Fat
43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.8g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
44mg
2%
Potassium
1375mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates
87.7g
29%
Dietary Fiber
17.2g
69%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
24.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 19% Iron 46%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
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