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La Bonne Vie Millet Goat Cheese Salad


Millet Goat Cheese Salad
Serves 4
Created by Global Master Chef Helmut F.J. Holzer CMC, this recipe is quick and simple to prepare. The crumbled goat cheese and avocado add just the right amount of creaminess to the millet, and the tanginess of the balsamic dressing provides all the refreshing flavors a summer dish needs. This salad is a crowd-pleaser and easy to prepare while entertaining.
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Ingredients
    Millet
    1. 1 cup millet
    2. 1¾ cup chicken stock
    3. ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    4. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    Dressing
    1. 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
    2. ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    3. 1 clove garlic, minced
    4. Salt and pepper, to taste
    Salad
    1. 4 ounces La Bonne Vie Crumbled Goat Cheese
    2. 1 small tomato, diced
    3. ½ avocado, diced
    4. ¼ cup red onion, diced
    5. 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
    Directions
      Millet
      1. Measure millet and cooking liquid: You'll need 1 cup of raw millet and 1¾ cups of cooking liquid (water or broth).
      2. In a large, dry saucepan, toast the raw millet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until it turns a rich golden brown and the grains become fragrant. Be careful not to let them burn.
      3. Add the water and salt to the pan. Since the pan is hot, the water will sputter a bit when you pour it in. After adding water and salt, give the millet a good stir.
      4. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
      5. Decrease the heat to low, add the olive oil, and cover the pot. Simmer until the grains absorb most of the water (they'll continue soaking it up as they sit), about 15 minutes. Avoid the temptation to peek a great deal or stir too much (unless it's sticking to the bottom)—stirring too vigorously will break up the grains and change the texture.
      6. Like most grains, millet needs a little time off the heat to fully absorb the liquid. Allow it to sit, covered and removed from heat, for 10 minutes.
      7. After millet sits, fluff it with a fork. Taste and add additional salt if you'd like.
      Dressing
      1. Whisk garlic and white balsamic vinegar until thoroughly mixed.
      2. Slowly add olive oil to mixture and continue whisking until combined.
      3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
      To assemble
      1. Combine millet with goat cheese, tomato, avocado, parsley, and onions in large bowl and mix together.
      Adapted from La Bonne Vie
      Adapted from La Bonne Vie
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      Sharing good times and great food with friends and family is an essential part of living “the good life!” The La Bonne Vie collection of exquisite cheeses includes such classics as buttery brie and camembert, creamy fresh goat cheese logs, and goat cheese crumbles (perfect for appetizers and salads). Pair any of these delicious cheeses with a glass of wine, and you will experience "La Bonne Vie."