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Mediterranean Salad Recipe with Millet

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Vegan Meals
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This easy, fresh salad will only take 15-minutes to prepare and is great for your next summer BBQ or pot luck.


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups cooked Bob’s Red Mill Millet

1 400mL can of chickpeas, strained, washed and dried

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup marinated artichokes, chopped

3 cups chopped spinach

1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped

1/2 cup green olives

1/2 cup toast pine nuts

1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, finely chopped

1/4 cup capers

1/4 cup feta, crumbled (more if needed)

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tbsp. oregano spice

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

Juice + zest of 1 large lemon


Instructions

Prepare the Millet as per the package instructions. Once cooked, set aside to cool.

Gently toast the pinenuts on an ungreased pan until golden. They burn quickly so cook on low and watch them carefully.

Prep all your other ingredients.

To a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and mix till everything is coated.

TIP: lightly salt each salad ingredient as you are adding them to the large mixing bowl. This will help distribute the flavor of each ingredient and ensure it’s all well salted.

Enjoy!


Notes

Storage: This salad will last up to 1 week in the fridge in a tightly sealed container.

Ingredients: You can have fun with the salad ingredients but this combo is truly amazing.  Feel free to use lettuce in place of spinach, roasted red pepper in place of tomatoes, etc.  Just. Have. Fun.

Dressing: I love tossing this salad with the dressing beforehand because it gets soaked up in the millet and ends up being such a flavorful salad.  Add more lemon if you like it tart, more olive if you like it rich, more salt if you like it salty and vice versa for the opposite pallets.

Millet: If you don’t have Bob’s Red Mill Millet, then use Bob’s Red Mill Quinoa or Couscous!

Chickpeas: If you’re not a fan of chickpeas, I suggest using lentils or any white beans in this salad!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 2.9g
  • Sodium: 935.2mg
  • Fat: 20.2
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.2g
  • Fiber: 8.3g
  • Protein: 12.3g
  • Cholesterol: 5.6mg

Keywords: bean, dress, diet, food