Millet tabbouleh – fresh millet salad

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Today I would like to reccomend this millet tabbouleh which is a fresh millet salad. For those who do not know tabbouleh, it is a Levantine vegetarian salad served as an appetizer at the beginning of the meal. While the original recipe requires use of bulgur there are many varieties that allow to use rice, cooked barley, millet or just vegetables. Fresh and tasty, this salad is perfect summer appetizer or a side dish.

Millet tabbouleh – fresh and fragrant millet salad

Vegan appetizer or a side dish – Millet tabbouleh – fresh and fragrant millet salad.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine lactose free, vegan
Servings 4 person(s)
Calories 444 kcal


  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 0.5 medium red onion
  • 10 leaves or more mint
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 0.5 lemon or more (only the juice)
  • 0.5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • hot water + red wine vinegar


Instructions: Millet tabbouleh – fresh millet salad

  • Cut onion in half and then slice it ​​thinly. Put onion in a bowl, cover it with some hot water and a few splashes of vinegar. Set aside for 5 – 10 minutes then drain and let it cool down completely.
  • Rinse millet under cold water and put it in a pot. Add 2 cups of water and a half of a teaspoon of salt. Cook on low – medium heat for 15 to 18 minutes without stirring the millet but allowing it to absorb all the water. Turn off the flame, stir and cool down completely.
  • Add peeled and dieced cucumbers, chopped tomatoes (discard the seeds), minced parsley and mint, onion, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and olive oil.
  • Stir, taste, adjust with salt if necessary.


45 minutes waiting time.
The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 4personsCalories: 444kcal
Keyword cold appetizer, cucumber, easy salad, healthy salad, mint, summer recipe
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Put in a bowl and let rest for half an hour so that all the flavours can blend and then serve.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for another recipe for fresh summer salad try my Tomato and melon savory salad. (foto below)

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