This Easy Fall Millet Salad is a unique side dish full of fall flavors. Mix cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts with cooked millet and cover it in a delicious tahini orange dressing.
I don't know about you but I often get into food ruts. Especially when it comes to whole grains. It's no secret that I love oats - this blog is filled with recipes using oats and oat flour. Oats are so quick and easy, I eat them almost daily.
But I'm doing my gut a disservice. Our bodies are meant to eat a variety of foods, in fact, it's actually beneficial for us to eat different foods each day. This can be quite tricky, especially if you're like me and you have some gut issues. I eat the same things day after day because I know they are my "safe" foods. Foods that I know I can eat without issues.
If I just did some experimenting I'd realize that I actually have tons of "safe" foods. And I would be helping my gut receive a diversity of bacteria and nutrients, helping me achieve optimal health.
All that to say, this is a millet salad. Maybe you've never had millet. This is a great time to try! It will not only introduce you to a new food but also help out your gut too.
Millet is a naturally gluten-free grain. It's pretty similar in size to quinoa but it's slightly sweeter.
If you want you can use quinoa in this recipe, but millet is a great switch up to your diet. Eating a diverse diet is good for your microbiome - your gut thrives with a variety of different nutrients.
This dressing is incredibly flavorful, yet simple.
Step 1. Cook the millet. Bring to a boil with 1 1/2 cups of water. Lower the heat then cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Check for doneness and then let cook 5-10 minutes more.
Step 2. Meanwhile mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Step 3. Add the millet, raisins, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, parsley, and dressing to a large bowl and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
Thank you God for this food. Help us to enjoy the fruits of your creation. Amen.
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This Easy Fall Millet Salad is a unique side dish full of fall flavors. Mix raisins, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts with cooked millet and cover it in a delicious tahini orange dressing.
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