Shrimp, Watercress, and Millet Salad
Photo: Ian Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
Yields Serves 4 Total Time 30 mins
This light and delicious salad combines shrimp, millet, watercress, and fresh mint leaves.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a small saucepan, bring millet, 1 tsp. olive oil, and 3/4 cup salted water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, zest 1 1/2 tsp. peel and 2 tbsp. juice from 1 to 2 lemons. In a small bowl, whisk together zest and juice, remaining 2 tbsp. oil, and the salt.

Step 3
3

Put millet in a serving bowl. Pour in dressing and toss gently. Add watercress, mint, onion, and shrimp, and toss gently to mix.

Step 4
4

*Buy in boxes or in bulk at well-stocked groceries and natural-foods stores.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1/4 cup millet (hulled)*
 2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1 to 2 lemons
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 3 cups loosely packed stemmed watercress (about 1 bunch)
 1 cup loosely packed mint leaves, chopped
 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion, rinsed and drained
 1 cup cooked bay shrimp, rinsed and drained

Directions

Step 1
1

In a small saucepan, bring millet, 1 tsp. olive oil, and 3/4 cup salted water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, zest 1 1/2 tsp. peel and 2 tbsp. juice from 1 to 2 lemons. In a small bowl, whisk together zest and juice, remaining 2 tbsp. oil, and the salt.

Step 3
3

Put millet in a serving bowl. Pour in dressing and toss gently. Add watercress, mint, onion, and shrimp, and toss gently to mix.

Step 4
4

*Buy in boxes or in bulk at well-stocked groceries and natural-foods stores.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Shrimp, Watercress, and Millet Salad