Tomato, Basil and Millet Salad

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Brought this salad to a pot luck recently, everyone raved about it. It was easy, simple, refreshing and delicious.

 
  
. Prep
10 min.
Cook
30 min.
Ready In
45 min.
6 servings
Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

1cup millet uncooked, rinsed and drained
3cups broth vegetable or chicken
15ounces chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 can, rinsed and drained
1cup scallions, spring or green onions chopped
1/3cup basilVideo thinly sliced*
3 1/2tablespoons olive oil, extra-virginVideo
2 1/2tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1x salt and black pepper to taste *
1pint cherry tomatoes halved *
6large lettuce leaves *
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Toast millet in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant and just golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat and slowly pour in broth.

Return to heat and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and millet is cooked and tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from the heat and set aside to allow to stand, covered, for another 5 minutes.

Transfer millet to a large bowl, fluff with a fork and set aside to let cool.

Stir in chickpeas, green onions and basil, toss gently and set aside.

In a small bowl, add oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, and whisk until well mixed.

Then pour dressing over millet mixture and toss to evenly coat.

Stir in tomatoes, then arrange salad over lettuce leaves.

Serve.

First published: last updated: 2014-08-03

 
 
 
 
4 stars - based on 2 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 2

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Reviewed: over 1 year ago

Brought this salad to a pot luck recently, everyone raved about it. It was easy, simple, refreshing and delicious.


Reviewed: about 2 years ago

Brought this salad to a pot luck recently, everyone raved about it. It was easy, simple, refreshing and delicious.

A great side dish goes well with most of the main courses or summer BBQ.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 261g (9.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31230% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 618mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Sugars g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 5% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?