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Millet Tabbouleh

3
3
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 24 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
24 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This twist on tabbouleh uses millet instead of bulgur. It's a delicious, less common grain that almost tastes like popcorn when toasted.

Ingredients

Uncooked millet

¾ cup(s)

Water

2 cup(s)

Table salt

1¼ tsp, divided

Lemon zest

2 tsp

Fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

Water

2 Tbsp

Olive oil

1 Tbsp, extra-virgin

Grape tomatoes

1 cup(s), quartered

English cucumber(s)

1 cup(s), sliced, cut into small pieces

Uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), sliced

Fresh parsley

½ cup(s), chopped

Mint leaves

½ Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add millet; cook, stirring frequently, until millet looks and smells toasted, about 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer millet to a medium saucepan. Add water and 3/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until millet is tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, water, oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, parsley and mint; toss well to coat.
  4. Fluff cooked millet with a fork; let cool to room temperature or until just slightly warm. Add millet to serving bowl; toss well. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes for flavors to blend. Toss before serving. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.