Warm Millet, Blueberry & Kale Salad

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.49
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1/2 cupMillet, rinsed
1 cupKale, finely chopped
1 cupBlueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cupRed Onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cupMint, finely chopped
1/2 tbspGinger
1/2Lemon, juiced
2 tbspGoat Cheese
2 tbspPumpkin Seeds, toasted
1 tbspOlive Oil
1 cupWater
To TasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Add the olive oil to a medium pot over medium heat. When you can see the oil shimmering add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add millet and toast for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add water, lemon juice and ginger. Bring to a boil. Add kale and cover. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in the mint and blueberries and season to taste. Top with goat cheese and pumpkin seeds.


  • ​Millet is a good source of magnesium, a mineral that may help prevent migraines, lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease risk. 
  • Millet is also high in phosphorus, a mineral needed to form bone, DNA and cell membranes. It is also used to turn fat into energy. 
  • Like other whole grains, millet is rich in plant nutrients called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that remove free radicals from the body before they can damage healthy cells, which may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Whole grains also contain plant nutrients called lignans which may help prevent breast cancer and heart disease.
  • Kale is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C and K that may help lower overall inflammation. Kale is rich in plant nutrients called glucosinolates that may prevent cancer cells from multiplying. Kale also contains fibre that can help lower cholesterol levels, particularly when it is cooked.