Green Minestrone with Amaranth Grain and Maple

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ)

Green Minestrone with Amaranth Grain and Maple

Boiled in pure maple water to give this minestrone a slightly sweeter, delicious finish.

This recipe creates four portions.


  • 1L NAPSI-certified pure maple water
  • 250g broccoli florets
  • 250g kale, sliced thin
  • 250g green beans, cut in sections
  • 4 spring onions, sliced thin
  • 1 can (796ml) chickpeas, drained
  • 125g amaranth grain*
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) miso
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) maple syrup
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) water


n a large saucepan, bring the maple water to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Add vegetables and chickpeas. Pour amaranth into pan in a stream, return to boil and simmer 2 minutes. Dilute miso in maple syrup and water, add to soup and cook 1 more minute. Serve hot.

Variation: For more crunch, add 15 ml (1 tbsp) uncooked amaranth grain at the end.