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Sonoran-Style Amaranth Greens (Quelites)

Use any greens you have for this recipe, amaranth or lamb’s quarters are especially delicious though!


  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 dried red chiles
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 bunch amaranth greens, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup cooked beans
  • 3 cups broth


Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-low heat and add onion. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and chiles to the pan and cook for another minute. Add tomatoes to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add greens, broth, and beans to the pan and stir everything together. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the dish reaches your desired consistency. Taste for seasonings and adjust if needed. Serve with bread or tortillas.

Submitted by Shelby Thompson, Tucson CSA