I've tried multiple amaranth recipes and this is by far the best! Amaranth tends to be a bit gritty, but cooking it gives it a smoother texture. Awesome flavors all mix together, makes a great to-go meal. My husband forgot the feta a few times, but said it was good even without it. Will definitely make this again.
Tabbouleh-Style Amaranth Salad
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- Calories: 323
- Fat: 20.5g
- Saturated fat: 6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 4.2g
- Protein: 10.9g
- Carbohydrate: 26.7g
- Fiber: 3g
- Cholesterol: 25mg
- Iron: 3.5mg
- Sodium: 493mg
- Calcium: 220mg
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup uncooked whole-grain amaranth (such as Arrowhead Mills)
- 2 cups diced unpeeled English cucumber
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup drained no-salt-added canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1 cup (4 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled
- Lemon wedges (optional)
- 1. Bring 1 1/2 cups cold water and amaranth to a boil in a medium saucepan; reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes or until water is almost absorbed (it will have the appearance of mush).
- 2. While amaranth cooks, combine cucumber and next 11 ingredients in a large bowl.
- 3. Place amaranth in a sieve, and rinse under cold running water until room temperature; drain well, pressing with the back of a spoon. Add to cucumber mixture; toss to blend. Add cheese; toss gently. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.
It's important that the amaranth is placed in a fine mesh sieve. The grain is so tiny that it will slip through a traditional strainer. If one is not available, place the cooked amaranth on a large baking sheet, and spread it in a thin layer so it will cool without clumping together.
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