Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

This Millet recipe is a light and simple salad made with tomatoes, parsley, lemon, and feta cheese.

I try to incorporate new ingredients and flavors in my meals. Sometimes it goes over well with the family, and sometimes they’d prefer I stick to their favorites. One of the new ingredients I’ve been exploring lately is millet.

Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta in a red bowl. Text reads Simple Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta.

What Is Millet?

Millet is a fast growing cereal grain, it’s often found in birdseed but it’s so much more than that. It can be ground as flour for use in gluten-free breads. Millet can also be cooked like a whole-grain and used like you might use rice or quinoa.

How To Make Millet Salad

This recipe starts with cooked millet. We have full cooking instructions for millet here, but basically you want 2 cups of water per cup of millet, boil it on the stove, and fluff at the end like you do with rice.

The millet then gets mixed with halved cherry tomatoes and fresh parsley, along with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I like some crumbled feta on top of mine as well. Yum! So simple and delicious.

Maybe your family won’t like the millet in this side dish salad. But maybe they’ll like it next time when they try it in this Millet Breakfast Skillet. But trying new things and at least giving things a taste is the important part in my house.

Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta next to a bundle of fresh parsley and a lemon half.

Here’s my recipe for a light and fresh grain salad made with millet, tomatoes, parsley, lemon, and feta.


Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


This is a simple light salad made of millet, tomatoes, lemon, parsley and feta. It calls for cooked millet. Click here for instructions on how to cook millet.


  • 1 cup cooked millet
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Crumbled feta


  1. In a medium bowl, use a fork to fluff together all ingredients. Millet squashes easily so be careful to fluff gently. Taste.
  2. Millet can be dry sometimes. Add a bit more olive oil and/or lemon juice or even a dribble of water if it’s too dry.
Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

6 responses to “Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta”

  1. […] Millet Salad with Tomatoes and Feta – Cook the Story […]

  2. I love millet.. I think it tastes better than quinoa, and it’s about half the price! How can you go wrong? Awesome protein packed grain. Going to try making this salad tonight!! thanks :D

  3. […] Another healthy grain to use in easy side dishes is millet. You might also want to check out my recipe for millet salad with tomatoes and feta. […]

  4. A very beautiful and healthy salad! Perfect for the lunch.

  5. This is the recipe that will get me to try millet! Yum!

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