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Foxtail Millet Salad

Foxtail Millet is a healthy ancient grain. Get a recipe on how to use foxtail millet in a healthy salad. Naturally vegan and gluten free too!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup Millet water raw Foxtail , soaked for 20 mins in
  • 1 tsp rice bran oil (or any other cooking oil)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cups lettuce any , washed, dried and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 2 to 3 tbsps coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 potato medium , boiled, peeled, diced
  • 4 strawberries , diced (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp mint dried
  • 2 lemons Juice of small
  • 1 lemon OR big (3 to 4 tbsp juice)
  • black pepper Freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or cold pressed coconut oil, if you like the flavour)
  • to taste Salt


  • How to cook foxtail millet: Pressure cook the drained millet with 1 cup water, 1 tsp cooking oil and 1/2 tsp salt for two whistles. Turn off the flame. Remove once cooker is cooled and spread on a plate to cool.
  • In a large bowl, assemble the bell peppers, onion, lettuce, garlic, coriander leaves, potato, strawberries.
  • Crush the dried mint between finger tips and sprinkle around the bowl.
  • Add as much freshly ground black pepper as you like. Add the lemon juice, olive oil and the cooled millets.
  • Toss well, and add up to 1/2 tsp of salt (or as per taste) and gently get all the seasoning into the salad with a couple of forks.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Where to find foxtail millet in Bangalore

You can find Foxtail Millet at stores like Namdhari's in Bangalore. I buy it from Towness- our produce and grocery supplier. I'm assuming in other cities, you would get it at the traditional grain merchants, organic stores or health stores over regular supermarkets.