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Mockognese pasta (Amaranth bolognese)

Just after moving, one night I came up with a recipe for pasta with an amaranth Bolognese-type sauce. It was a success. We have repeated it several times.

Amaranth is a very trendy plant on the health community. 100 grs of amaranth contain 14grs of protein. It also contains the 62% of the recommended daily value for magnesium and 42% for iron. It makes for a rich and nutritious dish accompanied with pasta and some veggies. And toddler approved! Here, it goes:


  • 250 grams of pasta
  • 150 grams of amaranth
  • Olive oil
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 medium size onions
  • A carrot
  • A red bell peppers
  • Half a cup of peas
  • 2 or 3 cans of diced tomato
  • A litre of veggie broth
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Salt, pepper and oregano

Step by step

  1. Dice the veggies and heat some olive oil on a pan.
  2. Golden the diced onions and garlic.
  3. Once it’s soft, add the remaining veggies. Salt and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Add the canned tomatoes and the broth. Let it cook for half an hour on a low/medium heat.
  5. Add the amaranth. Add more salt, pepper and oregano. Let the sauce cook for an hour.
  6. Cook the pasta as per instructions.
  7. Once cooked. Drain the pasta add a drizzle of olive oil. Mix it with the sauce.
  8. Let it rest for a while before serving.



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