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