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Minted Millet, Cucumber and Garbanzo Salad

Type: Meat
Courses: Salads, Vegetarian
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
1/4 cup 59mlLemon juice
1 cup 40g / 1.4ozFresh mint leaves
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozParsley - chopped
2   Cucumbers - sliced, up to 3
1   Red onion - diced
1   Garbanzo beans
1 cup 237mlMillet - uncooked
2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCinnamon
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCardamom
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
2 1/2 cups 592mlBoiling water

Recipe Instructions

Combine dressing ingredients in large bowl. Set aside.

Add cucumber, onion and garbanzos to dressing. Allow to marinate for ~ 20 minutes. Rinse millet and drain in mesh strainer

Place in a heavy pot and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for ~ 10 minutes, until water evaporates and millet turns light gold. Drizzle millet with oil, stirring to coat grains. Stir in spices and salt.

Add boiling water and reduce heat to simmer. Cover pot and simmer for 20-30 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork and allow to cool.

Add millet to dressing/vegetable mixture and mix well.


In place of millet, use 3 cup cooked couscous or rice. Add pinch of cloves. Substitute fresh basil for mint.

"Vegetarian Times"


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