Amaranth Leaves Spinach in Coconut Milk

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Amaranth leaf is cooked in many cultures around the world. It is a flavoursome and nutritious green. Of course any other leafy green could be substituted. Serve with rice or grain of your choice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water and salt to the boil in a large pot.
  2. Add washed amaranth leaves and boil for 15 minutes or until tender.
  3. In a separate pan, heat the oil and cook the chopped onion until golden brown.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft.
  5. Add the well drained amaranth leaves and stir to combine.
  6. Add the coconut milk and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  7. Adjust seasoning or add lemon juice to taste.


Most Helpful

I thought this recipe was delicious! I was surprised that the cocunut milk didn't overly sweeten the recipe. It was very easy to cook up and it would be a perfect recipe to serve to my vegetarian friends. I however used it as a side dish to grilled ribeye and mushrooms. Made for Spring PAC 2014.

AcadiaTwo April 09, 2014

This is easy to make and delicious. Thanks for the recipe! I used coconut cream concentrate instead of coconut milk, which made it nice and creamy. For a grain, I used millet cooked with bouillon.

Moorea M. August 26, 2009

Pretty delicious. I'd never tried Amaranth before, but when it was on super sale at my local asian market, I gave it a try. My boyfriend even liked this dish. A question? Can you tell me where the recipe came from? I've never had anything like this before. I'm also amazed that there are no herbs used for flavoring. Very different. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Chef JjaJja October 15, 2008

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