One of my mother’s favorite recipes that I learned this summer in Mexico, it is an easy and quick recipe to prepare Amaranth is an over 8000 years old gluten-free cereal. In Ancient Greece it was considered a sacred plant and a symbol of eternal youth. Starting with the ’70s, its amazing health benefits have been rediscovered. Amaranth also lowers cholesterol levels and has amazing anti-cancer properties Amaranth can be named a super-cereal, as it is very rich in nutrients. It’s also known for its high concentration of proteins, vitamins, essential amino acids and minerals.
- 70 g amaranth
- 2 eggs
- 100 g of fresh cheese optional
- 1 tbsp. of salt
- 1 tbsp. of ground pepper
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ onion finely chopped
- 4 epazote leaves
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup of grated carrot
- ½ cup grated beets
- In a bowl, place the garlic, onion, grated carrot, grated beets epazote, eggs, salt and amaranth. Mix perfectly and add the cheese and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Shape the patties with your hands. Reservation.
- Heat the remaining oil in a skillet until very hot. Fry the pancakes there until golden brown on both sides.
I suggest to use the patties in hamburgers (using a low carb bun of course!)