Millet Tabouleh Salad

Perfect for a potluck, picnic, or light lunch, this salad has it all—crunchy vegetables, soft, nutty millet, and a simple, tangy dressing. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand and add shredded chicken or a can of your favorite beans to make it a complete one-dish meal.

Millet Tabouleh Salad

Be sure to make extra to enjoy as a healthy lunch the next day.

Servings 6
Calories 209 kcal
Author Cindy Rice


For the salad:

  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 2 small carrots sliced thinly
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 small seedless cucumber chopped
  • 3 radishes thinly sliced
  • Fresh herbs chopped (mint, parsley, cilantro, dill)

For the dressing:

  • 1 small shallot or 1/2 small red onion finely diced
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil water or broth. Add millet, stir and simmer for 20 minutes until water is absorbed and millet is tender. Cool completely.

  2. In the meantime, whisk dressing ingredients together. Combine cooled millet with prepared vegetables. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.

Nutrition Facts
Millet Tabouleh Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2356IU47%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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