Amaranth with lentils



– 1 cup washed and drained amaranth.

– ½ cup lentils

– 3 cups water or vegetable broth

– 3 carrots, diced

– 2 onions, thinly sliced

Olive oil


– Sauté the onions with olive oil for 5 minutes over medium heat.

– Add the vegetable broth, carrots, lentils and amaranth. Bake for 30 minutes over medium heat with the lid on.

– Serve as a main course.

Properties of amaranth with lentils

This recipe is very rich in high biological quality proteins. Amaranth contains the amino acid lysine, deficient in all cereals, and methionine, limiting amino acid in legumes. However, it is deficient in the amino acid tryptophan, abundant in food sources above.

For these reasons lentils combine perfectly well with amaranth grain, because each one complements the biological value of protein, resulting in a mixture of proteins of high biological value.

Therefore, this dish contains all necessary amino acids for humans, because it combines two healthy vegetable protein sources. We must note the variety as a key role in acquiring good protein for vegetarian diets.

This recipe is suitable for coeliacs die.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

14 May, 2024

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