Amaranth Burger is a vegan and gluten-free alternative to traditional burgers made with amaranth, a grain that is high in protein and nutrients. Amaranth is often used as a substitute for wheat flour in gluten-free cooking. This burger can be served on a bun with traditional toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and onion, or it can be served on its own with a side of veggies or a salad.
Here is a basic recipe for making Amaranth Burgers:
- 1 cup of amaranth
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of cooked black beans
- 1/4 cup of diced onion
- 1/4 cup of diced bell pepper
- 1/4 cup of diced mushrooms
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Oil for cooking
- Cook the amaranth in 2 cups of water according to package instructions.
- Once the amaranth is cooked, drain any excess water and let it cool.
- In a food processor, pulse the black beans until they are mashed.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked amaranth, mashed black beans, diced onion, diced bell pepper, diced mushrooms, minced garlic, cumin powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Form the mixture into 4-6 patties, depending on your desired size.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add oil. Once hot, add the patties and cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Serve the burgers on buns with your favorite toppings, or enjoy them on their own.
Note: You can add some chopped herbs like cilantro or parsley to the mixture to add more flavor. Also, you can add other veggies like carrots, zucchini, or kale to the mixture.