Last updated on November 17th, 2020 at 12:34 pm
Try something new today and make this refreshing healthy salad that is just perfect for summer (or any other season). This easy salad with millet is great for dinner or lunch as it’s very filling and satisfying.
I want you to know that if you have bought millet a million years ago and don’t know what to do with it, I deeply understand your feelings.
Millet is one of those foods I always buy, then keep in my pantry to ignore until it cries.
I don’t know why I’m sadistic like that. It just happens.
Oh, let me buy millet, I’ll make something with it.
Millet, 10 months later:
Yes, this is Jennifer Love Hewitt as millet.
But sometimes, just sometimes, I remember millet and then we become friends again.
We tell jokes, we laugh, I cook it, make something delicious with it (usually this) and then I eat it.
Last time though, since it’s so hot right now, I wanted to make a salad.
A millet salad?
Yeah, there is such thing. I made it and it’s delicious.
Refreshing and filling – the perfect summer salad! With avocado, with tomatoes, with some lettuce…this is everything you’ll need to get through summer.
Now, if you have not bought millet, or don’t like it because you don’t have a heart – use any other grain you love. Quinoa, rice, brown rice, bulgur – anything will work here.
Also as you’ll see I used soy sauce and sesame oil, but you can go for a more Mediterranean flavor with olive oil and vinegar. Both will work and this vegan millet salad is delicious either way.
How to cook millet?
If you don’t know how to cook millet, I usually cook it as I do with rice and quinoa.
Use 1:2 ratio to water (so for one cup millet, 2 cups water), bring to a boil and then turn off heat, but leave on the stove covered with a lid. ALWAYS works for me.
However, if you prefer you can also use this more detailed guide here (I skip the simmering part and the butter and salt).
Obviously this is a healthy salad – it’s filled with fresh vegetables, seeds and whole grains. It’s rich in antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin C, good source of a number of minerals (among others iron and magnesium – thanks millet!) and healthy fats (thank you, fat avocado!).
This means, eat this as much as you want – it’s good for you and I say it every time, but I will say it again (probably not the last time) – summer is a season with a high oxidative load from the sun, so make sure to get your antioxidants! This healthy salad is a great way to do it!
- 1 cup millet, cooked
- 2 small tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 avocado
- 1 onion (small)
- 1 cup lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds (or sunflower seeds)
- sprinkle flax seed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash, peel and chop all vegetables. Put them in a salad bowl.
- Add cooked millet, sesame oil, soy sauce, flax seeds and sesame seeds. Mix everything and enjoy!
You can use olive oil and vinegar instead of soy sauce and sesame oil for a more Mediterranean flavor.
Use quinoa, rice, bulgur or any other grain instead of millet.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 13gSugar: 8gProtein: 9g
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I hope you enjoy this healthy summer salad recipe, please let me know how it goes or if you have any questions! If you do enjoy the recipe, make sure to share it with a friend and subscribe below for more healthy recipes + some health and fitness tips!