Yesterday I made some fresh Challah bread and I thought some soup would be perfect for dinner. I made some cream of cauliflower but when I tasted it I found it had an "off" taste that I didn't like and I tossed it. I don't know what happened but I now found myself staring at an empty pot at 6:45PM and no dinner in sight.
What to do? What to do?
I knew it would have to come together pretty quickly so I thought a millet salad would be ideal. I had a brand new selection of delicious vinegars to try from Devo Olive Oil Co. and some olive oils the hubby had given me for Christmas so I knew I could make a lovely dressing. So I present to you:
Millet Salad with Blood Orange and Strawberry Dressing
1 cup millet
1/4 cup sun dried tomato pieces
1 quarter cantaloupe melon cut into bite sized chunks
1/2 cup corn (I used my home canned corn)
1/2 cup green beans ( I used my home canned beans)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
2 TBS plus 1/2 tsp Devo Blood Orange Olive Oil
3 TBS Devo Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the cup of millet and boil for about 12 minutes until the millet is still a bit al dente.
Drain and put the millet into a bowl. Stir in the sun dried tomato pieces. Add the 1/2 tsp of Blood Orange Olive Oil and several turns of fresh grated black pepper. Mix well and set aside until the millet cools a bit.
Make the dressing: Mix the 2 TBS of Blood Orange Olive Oil and 3 TBS of Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until emulsified. Set aside.
If you need to toast your pumpkin seeds do so. If you have them already toasted - you were smarter than me.
Add all of the fruits and vegetables to the warm millet and stir gently. Add the dressing and mix and add salt and pepper to taste.
I truly didn't know what to expect but this was DELICIOUS. Hubby ate two and a half bowls full!
It was a little sweet, a little bit nutty and a little bit citrusy. All of the ingredients came together in a wonderful way. This is something I will definitely make again.
The dressing is a real winner. It is so simple yet so delicious. I can see it on a spinach salad in the summer. Mmmmm. The oil and the vinegar just complimented each other perfectly.
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Disclosure: I was sent free samples from Devo Olive Oil Co. for my honest review. I received no compensation for this post.