let’s get down tonight with a millet vegetable bowl

I can’t explain just how happy this meal made me. I loved every single bite. I kicked myself that I didn’t make more because while it was filling, I would have loved leftovers to enjoy all over again. And, if that wasn’t enough, the dinner was healthy and helped to rid the bits inside my refrigerator, including the remaining amazing tahini-ginger dressing that I made the night before.

Somehow the cumin-scented vegetables (crush your own cumin seeds, so worth it!) and the ginger, lemon and tahini of the dressing mingle to make sweet, sweet love to your mouth. It’s plain delicious.

Share |

33 comments to “let’s get down tonight with a millet vegetable bowl”

  1. 1
    VeggieGirl   February 23, 2009 at 5:13 am

    BEAUTIFUL bowl of goodness.

  2. 2
    Bijoux   February 23, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Perfect timing kickpleat!! I picked up a bag of millet a few weeks ago at my local bulk emporium and I could not figure out what to do with them. Once the spicy apple lentil dal (yes, your recipe) I made yesterday is consumed, this millet dish is next on the agenda!

  3. 3
    Aimée   February 23, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Wow, I haven’t had millet since I was a kid. Thanks for the flashback and reminder to pick some up!

  4. 4
    Stefanie   February 23, 2009 at 8:49 am


  5. 5
    zlamushka   February 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Hi there,
    Lovely dinner :-)
    My first time here, looking for vegan inspirations for my 21-day vegan challenge (almost done, but thinking of continuing as I looooove it :-)
    I think I just found what I was looking for…

  6. 6
    Moni   February 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

    This looks delicious! Looking forward to trying it.

  7. 7
    Judy's Nutrition   February 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Ohhh I can see how a meal like this would get made, and also that it would be so delicious! I love ‘thrown together’ meals, and I especially love tahini dressings! Yum :D

  8. 8
    Haley-O   February 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Looks AMAZING….

  9. 9
    eviedee   February 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Hot DAMN that looks good!

  10. 10
    Hayley   February 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    This bowl looks incredible! I’m trying this over the weekend. Thanks you soooo much!!!

  11. 11
    Dana Treat   February 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    This is the kind of think I crave after coming home from vacation and eating too many carbs and drinking too much wine. Just healthy goodness.

  12. 12
    Emily   February 23, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Holy smokes, this looks delicious! We’ll be having this for dinner one night this week! Thank you! -e

  13. 13
    Foodess   February 23, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Millet is probably the only grain I have never cooked. And I didn’t know it was so easy!

  14. 14
    Daily Spud   February 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Absolutely agree about crushing your own cumin seeds – big difference. I also love to toast the cumin seeds for a bit first and then grind them – fab!

  15. 15
    Sarena Shasteen   February 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    It looks delicious! I was the same way with the ratatouille I finished last week. I was so sad when it was gone. I love making things that everyone looks forward to a repeat on!

  16. 16
    laura   February 23, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    It is shocking what a difference freshly ground cumin makes. It tastes nothing like the pre-ground variety. Well, maybe a little, but it's much brighter & muskier.

    Freshly ground cumin is the secret ingredient in home-made salsa.

  17. 17
    Not Another Omnivore   February 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Looks fantastic!


  18. 18
    kickpleat   February 23, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    it definitely is, veggiegirl!

    no problem, emily. hope you enjoy it!

    bijoux, i’ve got another great millet recipe on my blog too! take a peek :)

    aimee, i love millet!

    stefanie, yup.

    zlamushka, hope you enjoy it!

    cheap, this is a great meal. definitely.

    judy, this all works together beautifully.

    it is, haley-o!

    hot damn, is right, eviedee!

    thanks hayley!

    dana, i think it’s perfect anytime!

    millet is easy and delicious, foodess.

    i’ve never toasted and then ground my cumin *slaps forehead* doh! thanks for the tip, daily spud.

    sarena, i hate it when good things go too quickly :)

    i agree, laura. this summer, i’ll definitely be adding some freshly ground cumin to my salsas.

    thanks naomni!

  19. 19
    Wendy   February 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    That looks awesome!!!
    I will have to buy some millet and try that out. It looks like the perfect lunch.

    And I heartily concur with the whole toasting-the-cumin-first thing… it’s amazingly yummy. And your kitchen will smell very good too :)

  20. 20
    Culinary Wannabe   February 24, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Never had millet before, but from your great description, I’ve been missing out. Have to try something so healthy and yummy!

  21. 21
    eric@   February 24, 2009 at 7:25 am

    this reminds me of bi bim bap – a korean dish that puts all sorts of foods in a bowl over rice.

  22. 22
    mary   February 24, 2009 at 7:58 am

    that looks soooo good!!! yummy! my only question is what if you don’t like tahini? can you recommend another dressing that would work?


  23. 23
    Irene   February 25, 2009 at 8:49 am

    That looks awesome, like it would just hit the spot! Especially the tahini-ginger dressing, wow!

  24. 24
    kickpleat   February 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

    well, wendy, i guess it’s 2 votes for toasting cumin! i’m definitely going to try that next :)

    culinary, yes, you are missing out. millet is great!

    eric, i guess any kind of bowl could be considered a bit like that. i’m sure an egg cracked over top wouldn’t hurt things much here either!

    mary, i’m sure just a lemon ginger vinaigrette would work perfectly here (make the dressing, skip the tahini)!

    thanks irene! it does definitely hit the spot.

  25. 25
    Jabba   February 25, 2009 at 10:50 am

    We made this last night – it was incredible. What a great way to substitute the pecans for a meat portion of the meal.
    This followed your recipe for Quinoa Green Bean Salad – so loving your site! We’re nourishing ourselves through your recipes.

  26. 26
    wanderlust junkie   February 25, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    sounds and looks delicious!!! must try! thank you for the recipe!

  27. 27
    Isabella and Isabelle   February 26, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I really enjoyed making this and we loved eating it too! I added beets and blue potatoes. It adds just a bit of sweetness. Also, just made your cinnamon/apple dutch baby- so good!

  28. 28
    kickpleat   March 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

    yay, jabba, that is so great to hear!

    no problem, wanderlust, enjoy.

    isabella, beets would be so great here. i’ve already made several versions including some with pearl couscous and brown rice (subbing for millet). yum!

  29. 29
    pinonpine   March 1, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    This was delicious! I’m so happy to have found this sight – the first food site that has really inspired me and shown me something new – (millet, pecans with dinner).
    Thanks so much for so many good ideas that are so veggie friendly.

  30. 30
    kickpleat   March 2, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    pinonpine, glad you could find some inspiration and thanks for the nice words :)

  31. 31
    Tonya @ What's On My Plate   March 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    this sounds delicious. i love these kinds of meals that have a bit of a lot of yummy things…

  32. 32
    kickpleat   March 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Tonya, yup, lots of bits of deliciousness here :)

  33. 33
    JC   March 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Just made this, sooo good! I never knew I liked rutebegas until now. Thanks!

Leave a comment