Millet is a delicious cereal grain
that has many valuable health
benefits. It is a high-quality, protein-rich grain
that is easily digested and is gluten-free so it makes an excellent alternative to wheat
. In fact, it is considered to be one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains
contains nearly 15 percent protein
, and is particularly rich in the mineral silica
is a prime ingredient of collagen, the body's glue that binds everything together, and is needed for healthy hair
, eyes and nails
This recipe is for a delicious crunchy, fresh salad that makes an excellent accompaniment to any dish.
- 100g millet
- 200ml water
- 2 carrots, grated
- ¼ cucumber, sliced thinly into long strips
- 50g garden peas
- small handful of spring onions, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- salt and black pepper
- mint or coriander
- Place the millet into boiled salted water. Stir once and cover with the lid. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 8-10 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the millet is soft. Add the peas to the millet and leave to cool.
- Fluff up the millet with a fork and mix with all the remaining ingredients.