Vanilla Amaranth with Peach Compote

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Vanilla Amaranth with Peach Compote
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup amaranth and 1/3 cup fruit)


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2 teaspoons butter
1 cup uncooked amaranth
2 cups 1% milk
Dash of salt
1/2 vanilla bean (split lengthwise)
3/4 pound sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of ground ginger


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add amaranth; cook 2 minutes. Stir in milk, dash of salt, and vanilla bean; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Discard vanilla bean. Combine peaches, water, sugar, cinnamon, and dash of ground ginger in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Simmer 12 minutes or until peaches are tender and thick. Serve peaches over amaranth.

Created date

June 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 310
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrate 53 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 58 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg