When it comes to breakfast, anything goes around here. One thing that is for sure is that great breakfast should be balanced. Ever since I have taken a keen study on amaranth, I have discovered great health benefits. Amaranth is among a few vegetables that have complete protein. And since amaranth is a super vegetable, it is only rightful that it is served for the greatest meal of the day—breakfast. This sandwich is a combination of sweet salty, buttery, creamy nutty spicy flavours and textures. This is a perfectly balanced sandwich to assemble in no time.
What you will need:
1 Loaf of sweet bread, sliced
10 Handfuls of amaranth, Washed and drained
¼C. Roasted sesame seeds
½ Tsp. Ginger, finely chopped
½ Tsp. Cooking oil
¼ C. Coconut flakes
Honey or olive oil for drizzling
A pinch of salt
Spread butter on both sides of the slices of the bread. Heat a non-stick pan and grill the slices of bread till soft and moist with crunchy edges. Set the slices aside. In the same pan, add the cooking oil and let it get hot. Add the ginger. Once the ginger has released an aroma browned a little, add the amaranth. Keep stirring. The amaranth will release water. Cover the pan and let it cook for a short while in its juices. Remove the lid and add salt. Keep stirring. The amaranth will turn a bright green color when fully cooked but with a crunch. Remove from fire. To assemble the sandwich, arrange the amaranth on top of the bread slices. Peel the avocados and finely slice them. Arrange them on top of the amaranth. Generously sprinkle sesame seeds. Sprinkle with salt and coconut flakes. Finally, drizzle with olive oil (for a more savory taste) or honey (for a sweeter taste). Serve with your favourite beverage.
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