- 6-8 large cloves of garlic chopped coarsely
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 packs soft or silken tofu
- 2 fresh lemons
- sea salt to taste
- 1 lb of Italian oil cured olives
Rinse the olives under hot water to remove some of the oil. Pit them, chop and set aside.
Drain the tofu and crumble. Place some tofu in a blender, with some galrlic and lemon juice and a little olive oil. Blend until smooth. You may need to stir the mixture with a chopstick a few times to make sure everything blends well. Tast and place in a large ceramic bowl. Repeat until all the ingredients are used. Taste for salt, lemon and garlic and adjust accordingly. Do not add the olives until you are ready to serve. Stir them in and add
some finely chopped Italian parsley on top. Use as a dip for cooled vegetables that were blanched, or dress over hot veggies of yourliking.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.