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Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

This Millet Recipe is a light and simple salad made with tomatoes, parsley, lemon and feta cheese.

Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta by @cookthestory

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My friend Marcy doesn’t like to cook. Or at least, she doesn’t like what happens after she cooks.

She says that 98% of the time somebody in her family doesn’t like what she’s made.

I hear that. It’s tough to spend time finding a recipe that you think your family will like, shopping for it and cooking it, only to feel like you failed in the end. This happens to me too.

More than I’d like to admit.

Usually my husband and I like the food. But my 5 year old and 2 year old spit things out on a regular basis. And it’s seriously depressing to see that gross blob of half-chewed food hit their plates.

I know it’s hard sometimes, but here’s what I try to do. I try to tell myself that just by cooking the meal I’ve made a difference in their lives. They’re seeing real food enter their homes, real food go onto their plates and tasting real food in their mouths (however briefly it might stay there).

It’s this tasting part that I really try to focus on.

Maybe they won’t like the millet in this side dish salad. But maybe they’ll like it next time when they try it in this Millet Breakfast Skillet.

Or maybe 15 years from now they’ll be the kind of person who’s willing to try millet again to see if they like it then.

A mom’s gotta try. And she’s gotta hope.

Here’s my recipe for a light and fresh grain salad made with millet, tomatoes, parsley, lemon and feta.

(If you’ve never tried millet before but would like to, head over here to enter my giveaway for a big box of new grains to try from Bob’s Red Mill.

Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta by @cookthestory

Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta
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This is a simple light salad made of millet, tomatoes, lemon, parsley and feta. It calls for cooked millet. Click here for instructions on how to cook millet.
Recipe type: side dish
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup cooked millet
  • 1 pint tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  1. In a medium bowl, use a fork to fluff together all ingredients. Millet squashes easily so be careful to fluff gently. Taste. Millet can be dry sometimes. Add a bit more olive oil and/or lemon juice or even a dribble of water if it's too dry.

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Disclosure: Bob’s Red Mill provided me with the millet for this recipe and a bunch of other grains to try as well as a big box of grains to try for the giveaway mentioned above. All opinions are my own.

Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta by @cookthestory

5 Responses to “Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta”
  1. A very beautiful and healthy salad! Perfect for the lunch.
    Angie (@angiesrecipess) recently posted: Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

  2. This is the recipe that will get me to try millet! Yum!
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