I wanted to call this Millet, Grape, Coriander, Toasted Almond and Spring Onion Salad because all of the ingredients are stars but alas, it’s too long. Millet is a great alternative to quinoa for a summer salad and is somewhat cheaper too, which is great. If you can’t get hold of millet, couscous will be a perfect substitute.
3 cups cooked millet
1 cup red grapes halved
1 cup coriander chopped
¼ cup red spring salad onions sliced
½ cup almonds toasted
30ml apple cider vinegar
60ml olive oil
⅛ tsp sesame oil
1 small garlic clove crushed
Salt and black pepper to taste
- Combine all of the salad ingredients in a bowl
- Mix the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad and mix through.
Your salad looks very inviting, saving for warmer weather (it’s winter where I am now) I have not cooked with millet so am looking forward to doing so. Interesting that you combine sesame oil with olive oil in your dressing.
This is a real winner Norma – great for something different when having guests over too. The few drops of sesame oil add a wonderful depth to the flavours. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Hi Mandy, love this salad, I have some red grapes hanging around will try this!
I would love to hear how you enjoy the salad Cheri. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
What a fresh and fabulous combination, Mandy xox
Thanks Lizzy! Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
I must look out for millet. Have you tried popping it?
I found it at Dischem. Haven’t even heard about popping millet – sounds interesting. I have heard about roasting the grains before cooking. Will definitely try that. Have a super day Tandy. 🙂 xo
You know that I love salads, don’t you? This looks fantastic, Mandy.
Absolutely. I would love to hear how you enjoy this if you get to making it Angie. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
hey i like long titles myself! Call it whatever you want but I would call it AWESOME! IT looks amazing and I love the use of the grapes with the millet
Aww, thanks Belle! Must say this was a winner. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
This looks quite deeeeeeeeeeeeeelish, Mandy.
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You always say the nicest things Kim! All well now that we have got the neighbourhood watch up and running. Now to catch up with everything else. I loved your recipe on CCU’s blog this morning. I hope you can make it for me one day. Have a beautiful week and give your kitty a snuggle from me. xoxoxo
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That looks delicious. I’ve never had millet, but couscous is one of my favorites! Love it when it’s highlighted by fresh flavors like these.
We too love couscous and enjoy it often. Might be adding more millet to our diet now. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
I love a simplistic recipe and this salad is definitely it. It’s so light but filling. I love it.
Thanks Kay! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
I love the grapes in this. I bet it tastes fantastically light and flavorful. I’m going to have to find some millet now!
Reckon we will be enjoying a lot of millet this summer. Have a wonderful day Kristy. 🙂 xo
Does this mean that you’ve solved the millet mystery, Mandy? No matter. This does sounds like a great Summer salad, one that would be perfect on those days when it’s too hot to go near the stove. Yes, I remember those days. ((sigh))
John, I hereby solemnly declare that I will enjoy summer for you! Still can’t remember where I saw the millet! Getting old I am. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Simply damn delicious and refreshing salad!!!
grapes on salad is great, my mom used to use several kind of grape….
Thanks Dedy. I love grapes in a salad. Will incorporate them more this summer. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
This looks so delicious and healthy. I love the bright colours. Thank you for sharing. Emma xx
Thanks Emma. It is a wonderful summer lunch. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
How flippin fantastic is it that we are now into the warmer salad eating months?! Sooooo excited. No clue what Millet is tho, I shall go with the cous cous option. Hope you are having a fun filled week my lovely. HUGS! xox
Right, millet salad on the list for when you are here! Just 320 or is it now 319 sleeps to go. 😀 xoxoxo
I agree! I don’t use millet, the grain enough & it is gluten-free too! I used to use millet flour a lot in GF baking! Yummm!
Hi Sophie. I must see if I can find millet flour for some baking. Have an awesome day. 🙂 xo
You too! xxx
Your salad looks so fresh and delicious and loving your additions of fresh herbs. I have not cooked with millet so this will be a fun recipe to try. Have a super weekend!
Hi Bam. Hope you enjoy millet as much as I have so far. I am looking forward to experimenting with it more. Have a super weekend too. 🙂 xo
Ooh that looks good and funnily enough my best pal introduced me to eating millet a few weeks – apparently it’s for peri menopausal women so I’ve been sprinkling ground millet on salads and porridge – now I can try your salad!
I shall have to incorporate loads more millet into my diet then – although me and my peri-menopause seem to have come to a nice agreement of late with a change in my herbal hormone regulating drops. Have you tried toasting the millet -I believe it makes all the difference. I will be trying it out this week. Have a wonderful week ahead Tanya. 🙂 xo
Now this is my perfect health fix. Everything’s in this dish, including great taste! Thanks for sharing!
Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx
I will post another recipe using millet soon. Have a super day Julie & Alesah. 🙂 xo
Yum! I love millet! Except I always seem to be making sweet dishes with it.. I should definitely try it in a salad like this 🙂
I love the idea of a sweet dish using millet. I am looking forward to experimenting more with millet. Have a super day and thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo
I’ve never cooked with millet…I think I must give it a try.
I hope you enjoy it Karen. Have a super day. 🙂 xo