Warm Creamy Millet & Kale Salad

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Warm Creamy Millet & Kale Salad Recipe

Hearty, rich salad with non-dairy cheese sauce. You can swap millet for quinoa & spinach or  chard for kale. Best enjoyed warm.


  • 5-7 leaves of kale (or spinach or chard)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked organic millet (grain of choice but millet is my favorite)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Dash of sea salt 


  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight or for at least 3 hours 
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil or olive
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 tsp fine-ground sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp tahini (optional)


  1. Bring 1/2 cup millet, a dash of sea salt and 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium, cover saucepan and cook until all water is absorbed into the grain—about 20-25 minutes. Don’t remove the lid for at least 20 minutes. If you have a glass lid then it will help the temptation to peek. Removing the lid will let the steam out. 
  2. While your millet is cooking, remove the stems from the kale leaves and wash them well. Roll the leaves and slice them into 1″ strips/ chiffonade cut. 
  3. Place sliced kale into a large bowl and set aside while you prepare the sauce. 
  4. In a blender, place all sauce ingredients and blend until smooth. 
  5. Transfer to a small saucepan, and over low heat, stir for about 2-4 minutes until warm and it starts to thicken.
  6. When your millet is cooked, remove from heat and let it sit with the lid on for 5 minutes. Then, fluff with a fork.
  7. Pour your warm sauce over your kale leaves and add warm millet. Mix well. The warm sauce will cook/ soften the kale. 
  8. Add millet and mix well.

Makes 2 meal servings or 4 sides.

If you don’t eat it all then store in an airtight container and eat cold or warm stovetop in a large pan. You can add a little water or additional oil while warming if needed.

Or if you're a proficient steamer, you could steam it to reheat using this warming method will make it taste almost as good as the first day! 

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