Amaranth Taboulé Salad

Amaranth Taboulé Salad

Traditional taboulé is made with bulgur & I’m not hatin’ but the amaranth in my pantry was calling my name so I put it to good use!

Amaranth is a gluten-free food that’s actually a seed (like quinoa), that’s really high in protein & amino acids! It contains lysine, an amino acid that most grains are lacking, which makes it a complete source of protein! It’s also high in calcium, vitamin C & in a 1 cup serving, you get 82% RDV of iron!

It’s also high in fibre & has been shown to have digestive prompting & cholesterol lowering properties. One cup has 13g of fibre, whereas the same portion of white rice has just 2g!

This salad is a great lunch option or have a smaller portion with a side of protein & grilled or raw veggies! It’s light, crispy, fresh, delicious & healthy & won’t weigh you down mid-afternoon!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup amaranth, uncooked
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 5-6 radish
  • 4 green onions
  • 2-3 small cucumbers
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1.5 fresh lemon
  • 2 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • Pinch garlic powder

HOW?

  • Cook the amaranth according to package directions. Once cooked, set aside to cool off.
  • Prepare the other ingredients & add them to a bowl, then add the cooled amaranth.
  • Season, toss & enjoy!


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