11855817_939985916060344_137425882669863417_nWith tomato season in full effect, it’s time to put that abundance to work!

This salad is loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein that will keep you feeling full and ready to enjoy the end of summer.

It also makes for a great packed lunch for your back to school recipe list, so keep this one bookmarked for the start of the school year!

Here’s a quick overview of the star ingredients we will be using in our recipe:

Millet: Mineral Magnet! Contains loads of copper, phosphorous, manganese and magnesium along with fiber helping our hearts, body tissue, lungs, and digestive system stay strong and healthy.

Basil: Vitamin K & Flavonoids! Basil is great not only for it’s aromatic smell, but also for it’s beneficial properties as an anti-inflammatory helping to reduce free radicals.

Tomato: Vitamin C & Lycopene! Tomatoes aid in keeping the heart healthy along with decreasing bad cholesterol.

Mozzarella: Calcium & Protein Powerhouse! This fresh cheese is not only delicious, but it contains a good amount of calcium which can keep your bones, teeth and nails strong along with protein, that helps build and repair tissues.

Millet Caprese Salad

Serves: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Prep: While your millet is cooking, make your pesto.

2. Mix & Assemble: Add pesto to your cooked millet, mix well. Mix in tomato, mozzarella, balsamic, olive oil. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and enjoy!

Post written by Flora McKay, Director of Community & Nutrition