AMARANTH & ROSEMARY CRACKERS WITH CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS
Amaranth is a wonderfully nutritious gluten free grain option. It is a good source of protein, minerals and fibre and has a lower carbohydrate level. Makes 30-35 crackers.
AMARANTH CRACKERS RECIPE
- 2 cups amaranth flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 2 teaspoons of rosemary, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup water
Heat oven to 175°C.
In a processor add amaranth flour, baking powder, salt, honey, olive oil, seeds, rosemary and blend. Slowly add the water until a dough forms without it being sticky.
Roll out on baking paper to a 2-3mm thickness. Cut shapes with a cookie cutter. Prick each cracker a couple of times with a fork and bake for 15 – 20 mins until golden brown. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
ROAST CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS RECIPE
- 1/2 head of cauliflower cut into florets
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of cumin
- Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Brush the cauliflower florets with the olive oil. Place on a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes until the cauliflower is golden brown on the edges.
Add the roast cauliflower to a processor with the tahini, garlic, lemon and cumin. Process till smooth, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutritional notes: If you compare Amaranth to white rice you can see the amazing benefits it offers our health.
Quantity = 1 cup Amaranth Protein – 28.1gm Magnesium – 519mg Iron – 15mg Fibre – 18gm Carbohydrate – 129gm
White Rice Protein – 13.1gm Magnesium – 46mg Iron – 1.5mg Fibre – 2.4gm Carbohydrate – 148gm
The proteins amaranth contain are more digestible than many proteins and are a good source of the amino acid lysine which other grains are short of. Lysine helps prevent you getting cold sores so ideal if you are a sufferer.