Amaranth Greens

A farmer’s market find, try tasty amaranth leaves to switch up your green routine. 

amaranth greens recipe

One of my favorite things about shopping at farmer’s markets is the access to such a wide variety of produce you’d never see at a regular grocery store. I try to make it a point to try at least one new fruit or vegetable every time I go, and a couple weeks ago I picked up some gorgeous amaranth greens. They are green with big starburts of reddish purple…and you know what that means: plenty of antioxidants! 

Nutrition Benefits Amaranth Greens

Amaranth greens are sky high in Vitamins A and C, both needed for glowing skin, and are a good source of a variety of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. Amaranth leaves also happen to be a complete protein, as they contain all the essential amino acids. Hello, beauty food! 

How to Prepare Amaranth Greens

Like most greens, they don’t need a fancy recipe, they just need a quick saute with a little garlic and olive oil, and boom, delicious and nutritious greens. You can serve them as a side, over quinoa or cauliflower rice, or pair them with protein of your choice. I’ve also used them raw mixed in with salad greens as well.

Pick up some amaranth greens when you see them, and add this simple sauteed amaranth greens recipe to your repertoire. 

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Amaranth Greens
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 bunch amaranth greens washed thoroughly and rough ends trimmed*
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 bunch amaranth greens washed thoroughly and rough ends trimmed*
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  1. Heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Then add the greens, stirring occasionally until wilted, about 3 minutes or so. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

*Amaranth leaves have long stalks. You can eat the stalks, but trim off any roots if you they are still intact so that you can separate each of the stems.

 

 

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