Millet Salad

Introduce something new to your healthy senses by trying out this Millet Salad. It’s a whole new experience as this recipe gives you stack of traditional flavors and nutrients. Also, instead of using bulgur, millet is a great substitute to this Lebanese dish because it makes it gluten-free.

Preparation Times:

  • Prep Time: 10:00:00
  • Cook Time: 20:00:00
  • Total Time: 30:00:00

Millet Salad


  • Cooking pot
  • Small bowl
  • Large bowl


  • 1/2 cup of millet
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a pot of boiling water, add millet. Bring to simmer over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Combine the dressing (lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder) in a small bowl and whisk. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix millet and the other ingredients in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. You may refrigerate it for about 20 minutes before serving but it’s optional.
  4. Enjoy your salad!

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Nutrition Overview


Millet is an ancient seed, originally hailing from Africa and northern China, and it remains a staple in the diets of about a third of the world’s population. Rich in iron, B vitamins and calcium, millet has a mild corn flavor and is naturally gluten-free. [1]