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      Amaranth is a cereal with a pleasant nutty taste and high protein content. It is often used in gluten-free diets. It is an excellent source of lysine and is well absorbed in the digestive tract.

      Recommended use: Boil amaranth in a ratio of 1: 3 for about 20-25 minutes. You can also add it to muesli if you pre-soak it for 10-12 hours.

      Storage: In a dry and cool place at room temperature.

      Nutritional values ​​per 100g:
      Energy value (Kcal) 389
      Fats (g) 7.1
      of which saturated fatty acids (g) 1.2
      Carbohydrates (g) 65.1
      of which sugars (g) 0.9
      Fibers (g) 4.6
      Proteins (g) 14.1
      Salt (g) 0.03

      Origin: India

      products:
      1 1/2 cups cold water
      1/2 cup amaranth (crude)
      2 cups diced cucumber, unpeeled
      1/2 cup thinly sliced ​​celery
      1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
      1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
      1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
      1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
      2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
      1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
      2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon paprika
      1/2 cup drained canned chickpeas or soaked and cooked chickpeas, without salt
      1 cup cheese, comminuted
      Lemon pieces (optional)

      preparation:

      1. Boil amaranth with 1 1/2 cups of cold water on medium heat; reduce heat, cover with a cloth and simmer 20 minutes or until water is absorbed almost (amaranth will be a kind of porridge).

      2. While amaranth is cooked, mix all remaining ingredients in a large bowl (without the cheese and lemon).

      3. Strain amaranth in a sieve and rinse with cold running water, drain well until, almost to the complete drying.

      Add amaranth to the blended vegetables in the bowl and mix well.

      Crumbled cheese on top and decorate with lemon, if desired.

      Note:
      It is important to know that amaranth is placed in a very fine network / strainer for straining because it is very fine. The grain is so small that it will get a traditional strainer. If you do not have, put the cooked amaranth on a large baking sheet and spread it in a thin layer so it will dry, cool without blind.

      I wish you good appetite with this extremely tasty and healthy salad :)

      Amaranth can be consumed in various ways, among which stand out: its seeds, flour and cereals. It is ideal to be included in breakfast as a cereal in combination with yogurt, milk or cereals. With regard to amaranth flour, it is highly recommended as a supplement to preparations and dough, which traditionally use wheat, contributing with its properties and nutritional benefits. Amaranth seeds are ideal for accompanying vegetables, cooked or to thicken delicious soups.

      If you want to learn more about Amaranth: disadvantages, benefits, uses and consumption for weight loss, read our amazing article.

      We will start with a delicious vegetable burger that includes many nutrients for those who have a vegan diet and then we include a recipe for vegetarians so they can enjoy delicious meatballs with amaranth seeds.

      Amaranth Burger with lentils
      Composition:
          A cup of amaranth,
          ½ cup ground fresh parsley;
          1 cup lentils;
          1 onion into small cubes;
          ½ a cup of breadcrumbs;
          1 boiled potato;
          chopped black olives,
          olive oil,
          Pepper and salt to taste.
      preparation:
          Put amaranth with lentils in a saucepan or casserole, cover them with water and cook for 15 minutes, when the time has elapsed, we distort the result.
          Now put the amaranth and lentils in a large bowl, add all the other ingredients except the oil. If you notice that the mixture is too wet, add some more breadcrumbs.
          With a homogeneous mixture begins to form burgers to grill immediately in hot oil. It only takes between two and three minutes to do it, then turn it over and repeat on the other side.
          If you prefer, you can bake them for about 15 minutes on each side, so use a tray covering it with absorbent paper to put them on when you take them out.

      Vegetarian meatballs
      Ingredients for four servings
          1 cup amaranth seeds,
          1 cup quinoa,
          5 grams of fresh parsley,
          1 pinch of garlic paste,
          1 egg,
          1 garlic,
          1 bunch of boiled spinach,
          4 glasses of water,
          3 tablespoons bread crumbs,
          a little salt and pepper.
      preparation:
      Put the amaranth and quinoa seeds, add the water. Cook in the same way as normal white rice. When soft, remove from the heat. Take amaranth and quinoa after cooking in a bowl. Add onions to the shells and spinach leaves. Process the meatball base in a blender. Now you need to add the garlic paste, bread crumbs, pepper and salt to your taste; this way you can give the meatballs a delicious touch.
      Make sure the ingredients are mixed properly. Then add the egg and stir until the ingredients are fully integrated. Start to form medium balls, which you will fry in a deep bowl with very hot oil. This way you will have crispy vegetarian amaranth dumplings. Remove the meatballs from the butter and place them on a plate covered with absorbent paper to remove excess oil.

      Amaranth in salty recipes
      You can prepare delicious savory dishes with amaranth for both lunch and dinner. Below we offer two rich and quick savory recipes with amaranth.

      Recipe for potato salad with amaranth
      Composition:
          Potatoes,
          roasted amaranth seeds,
          carrots,
          1 hard boiled egg,
          fresh parsley
          spices to taste.
      preparation:
      Boil the potatoes and cut them into medium-sized cubes. Add the amaranth seeds, parsley, cut into small portions, chop the hard-boiled egg and grate the carrot. Finally, season to taste with salt or pepper.

      Amaranth with vegetables, nuts and seeds
      To prepare four servings, you need this amount of ingredients:
      Composition:
          amaranth - 2 tsp, boiled
          oil - 2 tbsp.
          onion - 1 head, finely chopped
          garlic - 3 cloves
          carrots - 1 pc.
          celery - 1 stalk, finely chopped
          mushrooms - 1 tsp, fresh
          nuts - 1 tsp, raw
          sunflower seeds - 1/4 tsp.
          soy sauce - 2 tbsp.
      preparation:
      Heat the oil and simmer the onion, carrot, garlic, celery stalk.
      When the vegetables soften, add the mushrooms, continuing to simmer.
      Add the nuts and sunflower seeds, soy sauce and amaranth and mix well.

      Recipe for cooking Chicken with amaranth seeds in sauce
      Composition:
      To prepare three servings, you need this amount of ingredients:
          6 chicken legs,
          30 grams of butter,
          1 cup vegetable broth,
          1 teaspoon amaranth,
          1 teaspoon flax,
          1 teaspoon ground pepper
          unroasted sesame seeds,
          two bay leaves,
          glass of water,
          ½ a glass of milk,
          2 tablespoons cornstarch,
          ½ a teaspoon of curry,
          ½ teaspoon nutmeg
          1 egg.
      preparation:
      Place the chicken pieces in a container to bake with the butter. Add pepper and vegetable broth. Cover and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes. Then add the bay leaf, all the seeds and a little milk. Cover again and cook for another 10 minutes. When the prey is to taste, remove it from the heat and leave it served in a spring.
      Cook in a bowl of cold water, beat the egg with curry, nutmeg and cornstarch. Using a wooden spoon, scrape the bottom of the container where the chicken pieces were cooked, now mix this with the previous preparation. Put the container on high heat, stir until you get a thick mixture. Remove from the heat and start beating until you see a smooth sauce. Finally, cover your thighs with this delicious sauce.
      Sweet recipes with amaranth
      It's time to test your skills in the kitchen by preparing some rich and nutritious sweet recipes with amaranth.

      Recipe for making pancake with amaranth
      Composition:
      You need a glass of butter to prepare 6 servings:
          5 eggs,
          ¾ a cup of sugar substitute to make the dessert lighter,
          1 teaspoon vanilla,
          2/3 cup flour,
          4 cups amaranth,
          1 tablespoon baking powder,
          1 glass of milk,
          walnuts and raisins to taste.
      preparation:
      The approximate preparation time for this recipe is approximately 75 minutes. Beat the butter with the sugar or sugar substitute until it has a creamy consistency. Add the eggs one at a time with the vanilla. Gradually add the pre-sifted flour.
      You will then add the amaranth, trying to alternate with the glass of milk and finally the raisins or nuts. Now we need to spread and spread flour with a pancake pan. Place in the oven for about 50 minutes or until it comes out completely clean when you place a toothpick.

      Recipe for a rich smoothie of amaranth and strawberries
      Composition:
      Prepare 4 servings with the ingredients below:
          2 cups sweetened yogurt,
          500 grams of strawberries completely clean and without leaves (reserve 4, which will serve as decoration),
          1+ 1/2 amaranth seeds
          2 cups with ice cubes
      preparation:
      After 15 minutes you can get this sweet recipe with amaranth. You just have to process the ingredients until they are completely mixed. Serve in a beautiful tall glass and garnish to taste with the strawberries you have left in reserve.

      Prepare amaranth with chocolate
      Amaranth seed helps prevent anemia and is energetic because it is a food rich in protein. So that you can enjoy not only the benefits of it, but also its delicious taste, below we share a simple recipe for making amaranth with chocolate.
      Composition:
      The ingredients you will need are the following: 1 tablespoon of pure honey, 100 grams of amaranth and 100 grams of dark chocolate.
      preparation:
      The preparation is not complicated at all to enjoy a delicious amaranth with chocolate: first start melting the dark chocolate in baini-marie or if you prefer, you can use the microwave. Now finish by including the amaranth and then the honey until the ingredients are completely mixed.
      Then put wax paper in a mold and place the mixture. Put it in the fridge for about 10 minutes (try to harden the mixture). Finally, cut into squares to your liking and enjoy this delicious amaranth with chocolate.

      Prepare amaranth sticks
      Amaranth bars are also nutritious and energetic, they are delicious. You can prepare them quickly by following the instructions in the following recipe. The result will give you the perfect food to restore energy after your sports or to start the day with a lot of energy.
      Composition:
          2 tablespoons honey,
          certain varieties of sliced ​​fruit or seeds,
          6 tablespoons amaranth seeds.
      preparation:
      To prevent the amaranth from peeling off during toasting, you can use a pan with a lid because it explodes like popcorn. Add a tablespoon of amaranth when the pan is hot enough, stirring constantly to prevent both from burning. After a short time the amaranth will start to explode, you should immediately put it in a bowl. Do the same with the chopped fruit or selected seeds. Mix all the ingredients while still hot, processing the mixture successively with your fingers until it becomes a homogeneous paste.
      You can add more honey if you notice that the mixture is less compact. Place clear paper in the container, making sure that enough paper sticks out at the edges so that it can be covered later. Place the mixture in the container and start compressing it until it forms a block. Now put in the fridge for a while to thicken before removing the amaranth sticks.

      Prepare amaranth with honey
      Prepare a delicious amaranth with honey for any occasion, consider the following recipe.
      Composition:
      All you need is between 4 and 6 tablespoons of pure honey and 2 cups of amaranth.
      preparation:
      Start by melting the honey over low heat, then add the amaranth, with a wooden spoon, stirring until the beans are bathed in honey. Place the mixture in pre-greased rectangular containers and just let cool (if you prefer you can add other seeds to taste).

      Prepare amaranth with oats and flaxseed
      There is no better combination than amaranth with flaxseed and oats, in a delicious and nutritious "pre-Hispanic Avenue". Pay attention to the following preparation.
      Composition:
          1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds,
          1 teaspoon whole flax seeds,
          ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon,
          1 teaspoon cocoa,
          1 tablespoon amaranth,
          stevia to taste,
          1 glass of water,
          1 tablespoon quinoa
          ¼ A cup of rolled oats.
      preparation:
      The first thing you need to do is put oats, quinoa, cocoa, amaranth, cinnamon, whole flax seeds and pumpkin seeds (you can replace peeled sesame or sunflower seeds) in a pot. Add the stevia and water, if you prefer you can add half a glass of almond milk and the other half water.
      If you want to reduce the glycemic index provided by oats, you can accompany it with three egg whites, thus increasing the energy contribution. When ready and the consistency is homogeneous, serve and enjoy this delicious oatmeal dish from before Spanish.

      Prepare an amaranth atoll for babies
      Prepare amaranth atoll for your baby as follows:
      Composition:
          5 glasses of water,
          1 cup amaranth
          1 little sugar or honey for sweetening.
      preparation:
      Soak the amaranth for two hours in a bowl with two glasses of water. After 2 hours of soaking, add the remaining water (3 cups) and bring to a boil over medium heat. When the preparation is finished boiling, sweeten with honey or sugar, leave it to cool. When it is completely cold, you need to mix and strain. The warm atoll can be given to your baby in a bottle.

      Mexican recipes
      To lift your mood and give your body amino acids, fiber and chlorophyll, prepare these delicious Mexican recipes, ideal for cooking on an empty stomach to avoid constipation or lunch.

      Amaranth recipe with orange juice
      Composition:
      For this preparation you will need:
          1 cup with sprouted amaranth or amaranth leaves,
          10 sweet oranges
          Brown sugar
          3 liters of water.
      preparation:
      First you need to mix the leaves or sprouted amaranth with orange juice. Then sweeten to taste and serve the orange very cold.

      Amaranth recipe with green rice
      Composition:
      Take the following ingredients:
          ½ chopped onion,
          ¼ cup of drained and washed rice,
          2 cups amaranth leaves,
          2 minced garlic,
          4 peppers, invented and roasted,
          3 cups vegetable broth,
          butter
          a little salt.
      preparation:
      Start in a pan by placing the butter to fry the rice with the garlic and onion. Now put amaranth and chili in a little water to beat them. When the rice becomes translucent, distill the butter and add the vegetable broth. Now add the mixture of leaves and chili. Let it cook until fluffy. Remove from the heat and serve.
      Amaranth breakfast recipes
      Enjoy the wonderful properties of amaranth for breakfast, preparing the recipes that we will show you below.

      Recipe for making hot cakes with amaranth
      Composition:
          3 cups amaranth,
          1 cup amaranth flour or rice flour,
          3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil,
          2 eggs,
          2 glasses of milk,
          2 tablespoons raw sugar,
          ½ tablespoon baking powder,
          1 + 1/2 extra milk
          1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
      preparation:
      Put the amaranth, flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl to mix them together. Then begin to integrate the milk little by little while continuing to beat to avoid lumps.
      Add the milk, the two eggs and the vanilla essence, stirring constantly. Grease the pan with olive oil and start simmering each hot cake.

      Recipe for amaranth with strawberries and walnuts
      Composition:
          ½ a glass of milk,
          ½ a glass of boiled amaranth,
          teaspoon of cinnamon,
          4 halves of walnut, cut into pieces,
          ginger powder,
          ½ a glass of blackberries,
          ½ banana slices
          agave honey.
      preparation:
      In a deep bowl, place the vegetable milk with the prepared amaranth. Add the ginger and cinnamon. Sweeten with a little honey. Try to mix all the ingredients in sequence. The consistency will depend on your taste, if you prefer thicker or more watery, add a little extra amaranth or more milk. Now is the time to add bananas, blackberries and walnuts. Amaranth with fruits and nuts is ready. You can replace blackberries with raspberries or blueberries.

      Source: https://wbg.waykun.com/articles/15-recepti-s-amarant-za-pozdravoslovna-dieta.html

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