Millet Tabbouleh (Tabbouleh di Miglio)

This is a gluten-free version of the usual bulgur tabbouleh and is great for hot days as it’s served at room temperature or even cold.  I made this without oil to keep it clean, but if you like a richer flavor, you can add a touch of good, preferably unfiltered, olive oil.  I recommend eating with Clotilde Dusoulier’s “Lentil Croquettes” from her cookbook, The French Market Cookbook.

Ingredients:

1 cup millet, sorted for rocks

1/2 onion (white, yellow or red), quartered and thinly sliced

1 cup parsley, finely chopped

1/3 cup mint, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

handful cherry or baby roma tomatoes, sliced

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

unfiltered or flavorful olive oil (optional)

What to do:

Bring salted water to a boil in a medium pot.  Pour in millet and cook about 20 minutes.

When done, strain and let cool.  (If you don’t have a fine mesh strainer, then toast millet with a bit of oil and add about 2 cups of boiling water and simmer for about 20 minutes.)

Meanwhile, assemble remaining ingredients and place in medium bowl.  Add millet and toss.  If you prefer a richer flavor, you can drizzle in a bit of good olive oil here.  Serve immediately or place in refrigerator if making ahead of time.

Ingredienti:

1 tazza di miglio

metà cipolla, divisa in quarti e tritata

1 tazza di prezzemolo, tritato fino

1/3 tazza di menta, tritata fina

2 spicchi d’aglio, tritato fino

1 manciata di pomodorini, tagliati a pezzetti

succo di un limone

sale e pepe

olio d’oliva buono, preferibilmente crudo (se vuoi)

Cosa Fare:

Fate bollire dell’acqua salata in una pentola.  Versateci il miglio e fate cuocere per circa 20 minuti.

Appena cotto, scolate e fate raffreddare un pò.  (Se non avete un colino di rete fino, fate tostare il miglio per due minuti nella pentola con un pò d’olio, poi aggiungete 2 tazze d’acqua e fate cuocere per 20 minuti.)

In tanto, mettete gli altri ingredienti in un’insalatiera e girate leggermente.  Unitevi il miglio e l’olio (se lo volete usare) e girate.  Servite immediatamente o mettete nel frigo se lo preparate in anticipo.

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