Millet and Sweet Corn with Roasted Leeks Recipe


Salad Dressing Recipes: Top 50 Most Delicious Homemade Salad DressingsPacked with plenty of peppers and chiles, this fiery millet salad mix is certainly memorable not least of which is its presentation on a bed of leeks.

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 Minutes


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup uncooked millet
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 3 cups fresh sweet corn kernels
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 2 large poblano chiles, roasted and sliced
  • ½ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 lime juice
  • 6 leeks, trimmed, cleaned, and halved lengthwise
How to Make It
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, lidded saucepan over medium heat. Add the millet and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 2 cups of water, season, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, for 10 minutes, then fluff up the grains with a fork. Allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the onion and bell peppers, season, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the sweet corn, jalapeño, chiles, and spices. Cook for 5–10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce the heat and add the scallions and yogurt. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring, until the yogurt has melted. Add the lime juice and season. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, add the millet, and stir to combine. Set aside.
  4. Set the broiler to medium. Coat the leeks in the remaining oil and season well. Broil the leeks for 20 minutes, turning frequently. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil, and let sit for 5 minutes to steam. Place on 6 individual plates, spoon over the millet mix, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
0.1 mg
27 g
Dietary Fiber
7 g
9 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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