Creamy Millet and Kale Salad

by | Jul 25, 2016 | CSA Member Updates, Recipes

This recipe was discovered for us by Jane Pahl, and it was featured on the YumUniverse web-site.  What makes this recipe so outstanding, besides the great taste, is its versatility.  Spinach or Swiss chard leaves can be substituted for the kale, and quinoa, brown rice, chickpeas, or gluten-free noodles could be substituted for the millet.

Prep time: 10 minutes, plus soaking time for the cashews*
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2-4

For the kale:
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked millet
Dash of fine sea salt
5 to 7 kale leaves

For the sauce:
1/2 cup cashews, soaked*
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 cup water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1-2 teaspoons fine sea salt, or to taste
1 tablespoon tahini

*Soak cashews for 2 hours prior to preparing rest of ingredients.

1. Bring the water, millet, and salt to a boil in a saucepan.  Reduce heat to medium, cover saucepan, and cook until all water is absorbed into the grain, about 20-25 minutes.  Don’t peek!  You want to keep all that heat and steam inside to make fluffy millet.
2. While the millet is cooking, remove the stems from the kale leaves and wash the leaves well.  Roll and slice them into 1-inch strips.
3. In a blender, combine sauce ingredients; pour mixture into a large pot and heat on medium.
4. Fold millet and kale into the sauce.  Stir for three to five minutes, just long enough for kale to wilt.  Serve warm.

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