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Asian Toasted Millet Salad

Millet is a quick-cooking gluten-free grain that stars in this Asian-inspired vegan salad recipe. Juicy mango, crunchy water chestnuts, toasted millet, and Asian flavors make for a tasty vegan side dish or light vegan meal.

Millet is a quick-cooking gluten-free grain that stars in this Asian-inspired vegan salad recipe. Juicy mango, crunchy water chestnuts, toasted millet, and Asian flavors make for a tasty vegan side dish or light vegan meal.
Millet is a quick-cooking gluten-free grain that stars in this Asian-inspired vegan salad recipe. Juicy mango, crunchy water chestnuts, toasted millet, and Asian flavors make for a tasty vegan side dish or light vegan meal.

Asian Toasted Millet Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil, divided

  • 1 cup millet

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced

  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • 5 green onions, chopped (white and green parts)

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • Juice and finely grated zest of half an orange

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Handful of cashews


Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add millet and cook, stirring often, until millet is lightly toasted.

  3. Remove saucepan from heat and carefully add water. Place saucepan on the burner and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  4. In a large bowl, combine millet, mango, bell pepper, water chestnuts, green onions, and cilantro.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, orange juice and zest, and sesame oil. Whisk in remaining olive oil.

  6. Pour dressing over millet mixture, tossing to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

  8. Garnish salad with cashews and serve.


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