Fresh herbs are abundant during the summer season. Enjoy this delicious millet salad with herbs like mint and chives as a side dish or even a main course. It packs really well for summertime picnics and cookouts too!
Millet is a gluten-free, grain-like seed that’s packed full of vitamins and minerals. It’s so versatile -- you’ll love it in everything from salads to bread, pancakes, and casserole recipes.
If you haven’t tried this delicious gluten-free food, now is your time!
How Millet Enhances Your Health:
- Magnesium in millet can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks.
- Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol.
- Phosphorus in millet helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair, and creating energy (phosphorus is an essential component of adenosine triphosphate or ATP, a precursor to energy in your body).
- Millet can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Fiber from whole grains has been shown to protect against breast cancer.
- Whole grains have been shown to protect against childhood asthma.
Did you know that getting gluten-free grains like millet is as easy as a few clicks of your mouse? Shiloh Farms will ship this delicious, easily digestible, organic hulled millet right to your door.
- 2 cups soaked, steamed millet
- 1 cup chopped fresh dill
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 cup chopped fresh mint
- ½ cup chopped fresh chives
- 1 cup chopped red peppers
- 1 cup zucchini squash (steamed and cooled)
- 1 tsp. raw, unrefined apple cider vinegar
- Rinse and soak your millet in clean water with the raw apple cider vinegar in a glass bowl for 8-24 hours at room temperature.
- Cook millet as you would rice, but with more water (3 cups water to 1 cup millet). However, if you soak millet, you won't need as much water when you cook it. After soaking, try 1 cup of millet to 2 or 2 ½ cups of water. You determine how much water to use depending on how soft you like your grain.
- You will know your millet is finished because the dark yellow color will become opaque.
- Refrigerate your millet.
- When cooled mix in chopped herbs and vegetables and enjoy with Garlic-Mint Dressing.
- ¼ - 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, to taste (start with less)
- ½ cup organic, unrefined oil
- 1-2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tbsp. Fresh mint leaves, minced
- Celtic Sea Salt to taste
- Blend lemon juice, mint and garlic in your Vitamix or high speed-blender, and slowly add oil to emulsify.
- Serve this dressing over Millet Tabouli or any other salad you like.
Find out how this and other recipes can help you shed those unwanted pounds this summer.