Black Bean and Millet Salad

Prepare this flavorful Black Bean and Millet Salad as a side dish or main meal. The fluffy and buttery flavor of millet with black bean, bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, and a tasty lime dressing makes this dish a hit.

Millet is the oldest grain that humans have cultivated over the years. It is a very healthy, nutritious, and gluten-free grain that is easily digestible and least allergenic. In modern cooking, the main thing that appeals to millet is its warm buttery, nutty taste and soft texture that can easily go with any sweet or spicy flavor. It is very rich; you will enjoy fluffy millet that has a slightly tangy and mostly spicy texture from adding lime juice and fresh spices.

The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity of ingredients and richness of flavors. Hopefully, your family, relatives, and kids will love to have this fantastic recipe. Try this amazing millet recipe today!

If you love millet, these millet recipes are a must-try: Millet Tabouli and Coconut Millet.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings 6
  • Energy 242 kcal / 1012 kJ
  • Fat 6.8 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Carbs 36.6 g

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  • 1.Cook Millet
  • 2.Wash millet using a fine mesh strain. Drain millet, and dry excess liquid with a clean towel or paper towel.
  • 3.Heat saucepan over medium-high heat, add millet, and cook stirring until millet starts popping.
  • 4.Cook until edges are golden brown but be careful they don't burn.
  • 5.Add vegetable broth, then bring to a boil. Cover saucepan, and reduce heat to simmer for about 20 minutes, or until millet is fluffy.
  • 6.Assemble Black Bean Millet
  • 7.In a large bowl, add millet, black beans, bell pepper, green onion, and cilantro.
  • 8.In a small bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt.
  • 9.Pour dressing over millet and toss to combine. Chill in the refrigerator until ready serve.

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  • Cooking Millet
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup millet
  • Black Bean Millet
  • 2 cups cooked millet
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onion, thinly sliced
  • Lime Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt