From Breakfast to Dinner – Creative Amaranth Recipes for Every Meal

Amaranth is an ancient grain that people have been enjoying for hundreds of years because it’s super good for your health and has a really special flavor. Amaranth is a versatile food that may be utilized in both savory and sweet dishes, providing a variety of delectable options. Let your culinary creativity shine with amaranth as your go-to ingredient for both sweet and savory cravings!

Amaranth Recipes for Every Meal
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Have amaranth for breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of the day, and experiment with other snacks and sweets, too! The versatility of amaranth ensures delightful meals and treats for every occasion. This blog post will showcase creative and delicious amaranth recipes for every meal of the day.

Amaranth is like a treasure trove of important nutrients! It’s a nutrient powerhouse, offering protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The best part? It’s totally gluten-free! That means it’s a fantastic choice for people who can’t have gluten because of sensitivities or celiac disease. So you can enjoy all the goodness of amaranth without worrying about any gluten-related troubles.

Amaranth is rich in high protein and the presence of amino acids like lysine, which is typically lacking in other grains. Amaranth provides a good source of energy and can help support muscle repair and overall well-being.

Amaranth is like a superhero when it comes to fighting off bad stuff in our bodies! It’s packed with powerful antioxidants that do amazing things for our health. These antioxidants help to reduce inflammation and even keep our hearts happy and healthy.

Indulge in amaranth for a delightful taste experience that also nourishes and cares for your body. Treat yourself to the goodness of this grain and enjoy the love and care it brings. Its high fiber content promotes digestion and can help maintain a healthy weight.

In this blog I am going to share my favorite Amaranth Breakfast, Lunch, Snack & Dinner recipes with you, which not only healthy but tasty also.

Amaranth Recipes for Every Meal

Breakfast Recipe: Amaranth Porridge

Amaranth Recipes for every meal - Amaranth Porridge by Vibrant Varsha
Amaranth recipes for every meal – Amaranth Porridge by Vibrant Varsha


  • Amaranth grains
  • Milk (or a plant-based alternative)
  • Water
  • Sweetener (such as honey, maple syrup, or sugar)
  • Seasonal fruits (e.g., berries, sliced banana, diced apples, etc.)
  • Nuts (such as walnuts, almonds, or pecans)
  • Optional toppings (e.g., coconut flakes, chia seed, cinnamon, etc.)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Rinse the amaranth grains and drain well.
  2. In a saucepan, add rinsed amaranth grains, water, and milk. Bring it to a boil.
  3. When the amaranth grains get soft and the liquid has thickened, reduce the heat, cover the pot, and let the mixture simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy the satisfying result of a perfectly cooked dish with a comforting texture.
  4. Stir in the sweetener of your choice, adjusting the amount according to taste.
  5. Turn off the heat, keep it for rest for few minutes. It will get thicken even more.

Serve the amaranth porridge in bowls, topped with a variety of seasonal fruits and nuts. Add extra toppings, sprinkle coconut flakes, chia seeds, or a dash of cinnamon for flavor and texture.

Suggestions and variations:

You add a drizzle of honey or a dollop of yogurt on top. You can use different types of milk instead of dairy milk (e.g., almond milk, oat milk, Soy milk, coconut milk) or experimenting with different combinations of fruits and nuts. Always Use available fresh fruits.

Now, How you can use Amaranth in lunch? Here we go

Lunch Recipe #1: Amaranth Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Lemon-Herb Dressing

Amaranth Recipes for Every Meals - Amaranth Salad with Roasted Vegetables
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  • Amaranth grains
  • Mixed vegetables like bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red onions, etc.)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh herbs (such as cilantro, parsley, or basil)
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Optional additions (e.g., feta cheese, avocado, toasted nuts, etc.)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Cook the amaranth grains as directed on the package, wash and drain them and let it rest for sometime before using.
  2. Preheat the oven and cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  3. Spread the vegetables out on a baking sheet and season them with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  4. Roast the vegetables in the heated oven until tender and slightly caramelized.

Let’s whip up a delicious lemon-herb dressing! Add your fresh herbs, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a different bowl. Combine all these amazing ingredients in the bowl and give them a good mix. The herbs will infuse the dressing with wonderful flavors, while the lemon juice adds a tangy kick. Season it with a pinch of salt and sprinkle pepper, mix well. When everything is well combined, you will have a zesty, herb-infused dressing that is ready to elevate your cuisine.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked amaranth grains, roasted vegetables, and the lemon-herb dressing. Gently toss to coat everything evenly.

Add some more flavour and texture to boost the ante! If you’re feeling daring, think about incorporating feta cheese crumbles, sliced avocado, or perhaps some roasted nuts.

These delectable additives will take your food to a whole new level of taste. The creamy feta, creamy avocado, or crunchy nuts will provide a delightful contrast and make every bite even more satisfying. So go ahead and get creative with these optional toppings to make your dish truly unforgettable!

Suggestions and variations:

You can have this lunch recipe serving it chilled or at room temperature. With toppings like fresh herbs or a dash of lemon juice, you may add more flavor and freshness.

You can always try different vegetables or experimenting with different herb combinations to suit your taste & preferences.

Lunch Recipe #2: Stuffed Bell Peppers with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Spicy Tomato Sauce
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  • Bell peppers (any color you prefer)
  • Amaranth grains
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Garlic, minced
  • Mixed vegetables (e.g., peas, carrots, corn)
  • Tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • Spices and herbs (such as cumin, oregano, paprika, basil)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Additional optional toppings (e.g., grated cheese, fresh herbs)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven and prepare the bell peppers by cutting off the tops and removing the seeds and membranes.
  2. Rinse the amaranth grains and cook them according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a pan with hot olive oil, sauté the onion and garlic until they are transparent and fragrant.
  4. Add the mixed vegetables to the pan and cook until they are tender.
  5. Stir in the cooked amaranth grains and season the mixture with spices, herbs, salt, and pepper according to taste. Mix well.
  6. Fill the hollowed bell peppers with the amaranth and vegetable mixture, pressing it down gently. Place the stuffed bell peppers in a baking dish and pour the spicy tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes over them.
  7. When the bell peppers are soft and the filling is thoroughly heated, cover the baking dish with foil and bake it in the preheated oven. When the cheese has melted and turned golden, remove the foil, if desired, sprinkle some grated cheese on top, and put the dish back in the oven.
  8. Before serving, take the filled bell peppers out of the oven and let them cool somewhat.

Suggestions and variations:

You can serve them as a main dish accompanied by a side salad or crusty bread. For an extra touch, sprinkle fresh herbs on top for added freshness and flavor. Get creative with optional toppings to make your dish truly special.

Always try this recipe with different vegetables. You can adjust the level of spiciness in the tomato sauce.

Now, here I am sharing Amaranth snack recipe.

Snack Recipe: Amaranth Energy Bars with Dates and Almonds

Amaranth Energy Bars with Dates and Almonds
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  • Amaranth grains
  • Dates, pitted and chopped
  • Almonds, chopped or slivered
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Nut butter (such as almond butter or peanut butter)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt

Optional add-ins (e.g., coconut flakes, dried fruits, chocolate chips)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. After giving those amaranth grains a brief rinse, cook them according to the directions on the package. It’s as simple as that! Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked amaranth grains, chopped dates, and chopped almonds.
  3. Warm the honey or maple syrup, nut butter, vanilla essence, and a dash of salt in a small saucepan over low heat until completely blended and just beginning to melt.
  4. Pour the warm mixture over the amaranth, dates, and almonds. Stir until everything is well coated and sticky.
  5. Line a baking dish or pan with parchment paper and transfer the mixture into the dish. Press it down firmly and evenly.

For an extra touch, sprinkle optional add-ins like dried fruits, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes on top and gently press them into the mixture. Get creative and enjoy the added flavor and texture!

Refrigerate the mixture until firm and holds its shape, typically for a few hours. Once chilled and firm, remove the mixture from the baking dish and cut it into bars or squares.

Suggestions and variations:

Enjoy Amaranth Energy Bars with Dates and Almonds as a quick on-the-go snack or as a healthy dessert option. You can store this Bars easily by keeping them refrigerated in an airtight container for freshness.

You can try using different nuts or adding spices like cinnamon or cardamom to experiment with different flavors in your dish. Enjoy the endless possibilities and make it uniquely delicious!

Here we go to the last part – My favorite Dinner recipe.

Dinner Recipe: Amaranth Crusted Baked Chicken with Herbed Quinoa

Amaranth Crusted Baked Chicken with Herbed Quinoa
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  • Chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • Amaranth flour (you can make this by grinding amaranth grains into a fine powder)
  • Eggs, beaten
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Quinoa
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
  • Fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, or thyme), chopped
  • Lemon zest (optional)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Set the oven to the proper temperature and prepare a baking sheet by lightly greasing it or lining it with parchment paper. Now you’re ready to bake up something delicious!
  2. Amaranth flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper are combined in a small bowl to create a delicious concoction. Stir until well combined and ready to enhance your dish!
  3. Dip each chicken breast or chicken thigh into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off, then coat it thoroughly with the amaranth flour mixture. Place the coated chicken onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Repeat the dipping and coating process for all the chicken pieces. Until the chicken is well cooked and the crust is crispy and golden, bake the chicken in the preheated oven. Get ready to enjoy a deliciously crispy chicken!
  5. While the chicken is baking, prepare the herbed quinoa by cooking the quinoa in chicken or vegetable broth according to the package instructions. After cooking, fluff the dish with a fork and optionally stir in freshly chopped herbs and lemon zest for added flavor. Enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures!
  6. Serve the amaranth crusted baked chicken alongside the herbed quinoa.

Suggestions and variations:

Use toppings to boost the flavor, such as a squeeze of lemon juice or a drizzle of olive oil infused with herbs. Customize your dish and savor the deliciousness! Use different herbs or spices in the amaranth crust, or substituting the chicken with a vegetarian option like tofu or tempeh.

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