First posted: Mar 27, 2017

Warm Roasted Vegetable and Millet Salad Jars



Cooks in:        Serves:4-6

For the Roasted Vegetables
  • 2 medium fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut roughly into sixths
  • 2 medium red onions, cut into sixths
  • 1 small butternut, peeled and cubed
  • 2 small naartjies or 1 orange, halved
  • 1 small lemon, halved
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Willow Creek Olive oil
  • 1 level tsp dried thyme
  • 1 level tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Millet
  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch salt
For the Orange and Mustard Dressing
  • ¼ cup Willow Creek Olive oil
  • Juice of 2 roasted naartjies or 1 orange (from roasted vegetable dish)
  • Juice of roasted lemon
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch salt
  • Add to a small glass jar, mix together and season to taste

What to do

1. Pre-heat your oven to 190°C. Add the vegetables, orange and lemon halves to a large shallow baking dish and drizzle over the olive oil, honey, dried herbs and season with salt and pepper. Toss well until evenly coated.

2. Roast the vegetables for approximately 30-40 minutes uncovered until golden and caramelized and then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

3. Meanwhile, prepare your millet by toasting the seeds in a dry pan until golden and fragrant, and then start boiling gently in a medium-sized pot with 2 cups water and a pinch of salt for 20 minutes or until light and fluffy.

4. Remove the cooked roasted vegetables from the oven, toss through the millet and divide between glass jars or transfer to a large serving platter.

5. To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a glass jar with a lid, mix or shake and add the mint and adjust to taste if necessary.

Photo from 'Sarah Graham's Food Safari Season 2' by Ricardo de Leça.

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