Sesame Avocado Millet Bowl with Tahini Dressing


The health benefits of the gluten-free, grain-like seed called millet will have  you ready to toss it in your skillet. Seriously.  A chief cereal grain for millions in North Africa and Asia millet is a great source of manganese and phosphorous, important minerals for bone health. As mentioned in a previous millet recipe, it’s high-silica content keeps bones flexible as we age.

Now, mix silica-rich millet with the calcium-loaded tahini and you’ve got yourself a bone-building bowl of goodness.

I spotted this recipe on the cover of Meredith Baird’s Everyday Detox book and thought it looked delicious, so I bought the book and followed her lead with a few revisions.



The Goods: Millet

  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup wakame (seaweed), soaked and drained (optional)
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shaved

The Goods: Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced  (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari (soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp agave (optional)


The Magic:

STEP 1: In a saucepan, bring the millet to a boil with water. Ad salt. Allow to simmer for about 25 minutes. It should be fluffy. Drain if needed. Toss millet with wakame, sesame oil, vinegar, and sesame seeds.

STEP 2: Prep carrots and cabbage while millet is cooking. For the dressing, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth or whisk together in a medium-sized bowl. Divide millet into bowls and add the remaining goods - avocado, carrots and cabbage. Top with dressing and enjoy!

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    Sarah Trowbridge

    The flavors in this are amazing!
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      Sarah, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it!