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.

In these challenging times…

…the hospitality landscape has dramatically changed in the last two months, and with that our advertising revenues have all but expired, significantly impacting our business. Despite having to furlough a large portion of our staff, we are still delivering the valuable content and honest information, which hundreds of thousands of you come to The Staff Canteen for. We believe we have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs, are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector.

Your financial support means we remain independent and open to all. We were launched by a chef and remain the voice of chefs and other hospitality professionals.

We need your support to keep delivering the products and content that you love, giving you the platform to share opinions and inspiration. Every contribution whether big or small, means so much.
Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you