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African Style Amaranth (mchicha)


  • One large bunch amaranth greens (mchicha)
  • One medium onion
  • Two medium tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Two Tablespoons water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut up amaranth leaves into one-inch sections. Dice up the onion and sauté it in some of the olive oil.
  2. Add the two tomatoes, cut into chucks and stir to create a chunky sauce.
  3. Add the water and amaranth and let the greens wilt down.
  4. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with roasted potatoes, a pan-fried bread or couscous.