Millet and Grape Salad

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.

Millet Salad

Millet Salad


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
1tsp honey
1 small garlic clove crushed
Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Combine all of the salad ingredients in a bowl
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad and mix through.

45 thoughts on “Millet and Grape Salad

  1. 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.

    • 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

  2. 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))

  3. 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

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