Quinoa who? The newest trend in healthful grains is amaranth, a gluten-free protein option that was first cultivated by the Aztecs. Not only is amaranth grain packed with protein, but it’s also full of calcium and antioxidants and makes an amazingly effective appetite suppressant. The most important health benefits of amaranth grain include its ability to protect the heart, boost the immune system, strengthen bones, and optimize digestion. Start reaping the benefits of an amaranth-rich diet with these recipes!
Amaranth And Feta Phyllo Triangles
- Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a skillet and pour half off to save for later.
- Add 2 chopped leeks, 2 chopped garlic gloves, 4 ounces of chopped amaranth leaves, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 2 pinches of salt, and 1/4 cup of water to the skillet and cook over medium heat until the liquid evaporates.
- Move the ingredients into a bowl and then add 4 ounces of crumbled feta cheese and 2 eggs.
- Next, defrost 4 16×12 inch sheets of phyllo dough, and cut them in half.
- Brush the top with melted butter then fold in half, fill with the filling and 3 tablespoons of amaranth each, then fold a corner up into a triangle.
- Press the end to seal, then brush with melted butter and top with parmesan cheese if you want, then cook at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.