Portuguese Millet and Grilled Pepper Salad, O Milhete E Salada A

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This arrived in my inbox via a yahoo group, spicy vegetarian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dry fry the millet in a large frying pan for 3 to 4 minutes until golden and releasing a smoky aroma, then transfer to a saucepan, Add the stock, bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for about 20 to 25 minutes until the grains are swollen and the stock is absorbed. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, grill the peppers under a high heat for 15 to 20 minutes turning them over as one side chars until charred all over. Put in a bowl, cover and leave until cool enough to handle, Remove the pepper skins, core and seed over a bowl to catch the juice. Slice the pepper flesh into short strips.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, garlic, chilli and mixed spice and fry gently for 5 minutes. Mix in the diced tomatoes and remove from heat.
  4. Whisk the remaining oil with the balsamic vinegar and reserved pepper juices. Add to the cooked millet with the spiced tomato mixture, pepper strips and basil. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

Great millet salad! We both love grilled bell peppers, so this was a huge hit. No changes, except that I didn't use any spice mix but only some sweet paprika powder and black pepper. Oh, and I was lazy, too, and didn't skin the tomatoes either LOL Will make this again! Thanks for sharing :)<br/>Made for Spring Pantry Clean-out in the Diabetes Forum.

Mia in Germany March 09, 2014

When I first mixed all the ingredients together and had a taste I thought this was good. After I allowed the flavors to mingle for a while I thought this salad was great. I used about 2 cups of drained canned tomatoes since fresh tomatoes aren't great at this time of year. Also, using canned saves me from having to peel and chop. Thanks Elmotoo. I can't wait until DD gets home from school to try it. I'm sure she'll like it, too.

Dreamer in Ontario March 26, 2013

Very tasty - both hubs and I liked it. It's very labor intensive, but it makes a ton of food, so we're going to be able to use it for 4 separate meals. For the spice mix, we used 1/4t paprika and 3/4t curry. We also did not peel the tomatoes (I am lazy) and it still tasted great! Made for ZWT8.

Paris D July 24, 2012