Amaranth

Amaranth is a great alternative for gluten-free eaters. You can use this supertiny seed (yes, it's not actually a grain) to make amazing polenta, filling breakfast porridge, easy pudding and healthy granola. Plus, it's really good for you too. Amaranth is an excellent source of protein (listen up, meat-free cooks) and adds dietary fiber and minerals to your diet. Whether you've been cooking with this fun ingredient for years or want to start now, turn to Food & Wine's guide to get the greatest recipes and cooking techniques to try out this week.

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Amaranth Recipes

Amaranth is a great alternative for gluten-free eaters. You can use this supertiny seed (yes, it's not actually a grain) to make amazing polenta, filling breakfast porridge, easy pudding and healthy granola. Plus, it's really good for you too! Here, 11 of our best recipes featuring amaranth.

Strawberry Amaranth Porridge with Cardamom

This amaranth porridge makes for a nourishing breakfast that will keep you comfortably full for hours. Amaranth is known for its impressive nutritional record, being very high in protein as well as calcium, iron and phosphorus. The addition of fragrant spices and stewed strawberries makes it almost desert-like and delicious. Slideshow: More Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Amaranth Pudding with Coconut and Raisins

This slightly sweet amaranth pudding makes a great, naturally gluten-free breakfast or dessert. Slideshow: Healthy Dessert Recipes

Amaranth "Polenta" with Wild Mushrooms

This amaranth "polenta" is topped with sautéed shallots and wild mushrooms and is gluten-free. Slideshow: More Gluten-Free Recipes

Amaranth Breakfast Porridge with Cinnamon and Sugar

This sweet, gluten-free amaranth breakfast porridge is classically flavored with cinnamon and sugar. Slideshow: Whole Grain Breakfast Recipes

Creamy Amaranth "Polenta"

Try this new twist on an ancient grain: "polenta" made with amaranth. Slideshow: More Polenta Recipes