Wild Amaranth Chimichurri – Eat Local Maui Challenge

A montage of wild amaranth helps you see the many sizes and shapes this plant can take. This was Day 23 of eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands. Part of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore, to strengthen our local community and food supply chains.

Wild Amaranth Chimichurri Recipe:

  • 2 cups wild amaranth greens, blanched and liquid removed
  • 2 cups raw parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil + more at end
  • salt to taste

Pulse all ingredients in food processor, or chop with knife before adding oil. Add extra oil on top. Store in refrigerator. 

Wild Amaranth Chimichurri, Tamarind Sauce, Fermented Radishes and Axis Deer – Photo by Sunny Savge


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Today’s menu included…

Tea :: Brewing cocoa, yellow butterfly ginger flower*** infused coconut milk.

Tamarind Sauce :: Tamarind***, kiawe syrup***, kāhili ginger rhizome powder***, ginger root from Vintage Maui, coriander gifted from a friend, garlic from Kupa’a Farms, kiawe-smoked salt from Hawaiian Volcanoes Sea Salt.

Chimichurri (recipe above) :: Wild amaranth greens***, parsley*, garlic from Kupa’a Farms, olive oil from Olinda Orchards, vinegar from Traveling Plum, salt from Hawaiian Volcanoes Sea Salt.

Axis Deer Leg Medallions :: Venison from Maui Nui venison, olive oil from Olinda Orchards, kiawe-smoked salt from Hawaiian Volcanoes Sea Salt, gifted black peppercorns, pink peppercorns (Schinus molle)***.

Fermented Radishes :: Radishes from Okoa Farms, salt from Hawaiian Volcanoes Sea Salt.

Java Plum Granita (recipe below) :: Java plum (Syzygium cumini)*** juice, honey, lime juice, Hawaiian Volcanoes Sea Salt, kumquat rind*.

Strawberry Guava Granita (recipe below) :: strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum)*** juice, lime juice, honey, salt.

Treat :: Honomu goat dairy caramel and a home-made chocolate (my recipe here).

* = from my garden *** = foraged by me

Java Plum Recipe – Photo by Sunny Savage

Java Plum Granita Recipe:

Combine all ingredients in shallow pan and place in freezer. After roughly 1 hour remove from freezer and begin scraping with a fork. Place back into freezer and repeat until all liquid is frozen and scraped into small flakes.


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Strawberry Guava Granita – Photo by Sunny Savage

Strawberry Guava Granita Recipe:

Combine all ingredients in shallow pan and place in freezer. After roughly 1 hour remove from freezer and begin scraping with a fork. Place back into freezer and repeat until all liquid is frozen and scraped into small flakes.


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