Slim Amaranth Red Vleta

Vleta is the Greek name for amaranthus or slim amaranth, a leafy vegetable that grows wild all over Greece in the summer. There are about 60 varieties of amaranth throughout the world and it has taken health-conscious consumers interest for centuries.

This is red amaranth, unusual and difficult to find, in Greece we eat the leaves and not the seeds. Simply boil, shock in ice water, and a touch of lemon and virgin oil makes to make it the perfect food. I couldn’t think of a more perfect gift – thanks Adonia 🙂