Vleeta – Amaranth – Bλήτα7 comments May 16th, 2009 | By Tobias | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings
Vleeta is my favourite summer salad. People often think that Vleeta is just some odd green growing in the wild but actually it is one of the oldest cultural plants existing, the Amaranth. Already the Aztecs and Incas had planted and consumed it. The grains can be used, which is tradition in Africa, but as well the greens which is the case here in Greece.
Vleeta makes a nice salad but serves as well as a side dish for fish.
Amaranth is rich in the vitamins A, K, B6 and C, besides that it supplies us with Calcium, iron, magnesium, copper and zinc.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Very simple recipe
- 1/2 kilo of very fresh vlita
- 1/2 finely chopped onion
- some olive oil
- juice of half a lemon
- Salt and fresh pepper
Wash the Vleeta and put it into a pot with boiling water. Boil it for 10 minutes. Drain it well and place it on a platter. Put chopped onion some lemon juice and a good sip of olive oil over it. Season with salt and pepper.