Kale and Pesto Millet Bowls

These bowls are filling and perfect for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner! These satisfying and flavorful bowls can be tossed together in a jif after a little weekend (or anytime) prep of the ingredients.  

kale and pesto millet bowls via treble in the kitchen

Recently, I feel like Brian and I have been enjoying every single meal out of a bowl.  It’s just so darn easy to toss a bit of this and a bit of that together in a bowl and call it a meal.  This time, instead of just throwing a bunch of things together I decided I would actually create a meal that required minimal ingredients and was full of vibrant flavors and was completely satisfying.  Enter….the millet bowl!

kale and pesto millet bowls via treble in the kitchen

Have you guys heard of millet?  It’s completely new to me and I really love it.  We have been subbing it for rice or quinoa in many recipes, and I’ve even heard that you can make it in creamy porridge form like oatmeal.

A few fun facts about millet:

  • It’s a whole grain
  • Millet is naturally gluten free
  • 1 cup of millet provides 6 grams of vegetarian protein

You may be wondering what else is in this bowl to make it so delicious!

  • Homemade pesto (you can use your favorite recipe or purchased version!)
  • Sauteed kale
  • Hardboiled Egg

That’s it!

kale and pesto millet bowls via treble in the kitchen

While these bowls are pretty easy to toss together because much of the work can be done while the millet is cooking, a little prepping can make these minimal ingredient bowls even easier to toss together.

I recommend cooking up a batch of millet, making or purchasing your pesto, and making your hardboiled eggs on the weekend.  That way you can saute some kale and throw the rest of the ingredients together for a wonderful meal perfect for any time of the day.

kale and pesto millet bowls via treble in the kitchen

These bowls are so simple and the fit perfectly with this month’s Recipe Redux theme:

7-Ingredient (Or Less) Recipes

It’s Income Tax Season, so our brains could use some easy arithmetic; as in seven-ingredient-or-less recipes. Show us the healthy, no-brainer dish you fix for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Yep! Easy peasy.  I hope you enjoy these bowls!! And let me know what meal you enjoyed them at!

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Kale and Pesto Millet Bowls
 
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These bowls are filling and perfect for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner! These satisfying and flavorful bowls can be tossed together in a jif after a little weekend (or anytime) prep of the ingredients.
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Recipe type: breakfast, lunch, dinner, bowl, low fodmap, gluten free, dairy free
Cuisine: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Serves: 2 bowls
Ingredients
  • 2 large hardboiled eggs
  • ½ cup uncooked millet
  • 2 Tbsp pesto (I prefer homemade)
  • 3 large handfuls fresh kale
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-4 Tbsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by adding millet to a saucepan and toasting over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Next, add 1 cup of water to the toasted millet. Cover the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 20-25 min.
  3. In the last 10 minutes of the millet cook time, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the kale, salt and pepper and gently toss until the kale appears slightly wilted. Next, increase the heat to high add 2-4 Tbsp of water. Cover the pan, reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook, stirring until all liquid is evaporated.
  4. To assemble your breakfast bowls: add ½ cup millet, half of the sautéed kale, and half of the pesto. Top each with one egg.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy your bowl!!

kale and pesto millet bowls via treble in the kitchen

Question of the Day:

  • What quick/minimal ingredient meals do you have in your archives?  Feel free to share below!

Comments

  1. I’m been on such a grain bowl kick lately, but have never cooked with millet. It still reminds me of bird seed, but I still want to give it a try! Especially when its paired with pesto and eggs 🙂

  2. I am obsessed with pesto and these bowls are right up my alley! yum!

  3. Yum! I love the idea of this for breakfast. Right up my alley!

  4. Love this! I just cooked with puffed millet for the first time over the weekend- I’m in love!

  5. Ha! We have been eating every meal out of a bowl too. In fact we bought another set of bowls so we don’t have to run the dishwasher so often. Love the idea of using millet in a bowl – I never know how to use it!

    • Tara Deal Rochford says:

      Love that you had to purchase new bowls. I actually just bought some smaller bowls that are better for oats, snacks and other smaller portions lol!

  6. I’ve been wanting to experiment with some different grains. This look great!

  7. I had this crazy millet craving last week! I of course cooked up a new recipe 😉 Had to happen!

    • Tara Deal Rochford says:

      HA! I am so loving millet 🙂 And I’m right there with ya…why cook something I’ve done before when I can make something new?

  8. Looks delicious! I love that you can prep everything ahead and then have a tasty healthy bowl ready in just a few minutes. Makes good choices easier when hangry hits 🙂

    Our go-to quick and healthy dinner is a plain baked potato topped with beans and a lightly dressed salad. Super filling and easy to make.

    • Tara Deal Rochford says:

      Thanks, Brie!! Prepping ahead is literally my favorite thing. Your go to meal sounds super tasty too!!

  9. Love getting kale in my diet whenever I can! I also keep my freezer stocked with pesto (my mom and stepdad make their own and give me some!) at all times! It is a great way to add flavor to lots of different types of dishes.

  10. Erin Duffy says:

    Yum!! Totally making these this weekend!

  11. I’ve been on a bowl kick as well! I need to try millet more, I’ve only had it a few times. This bowl looks great!

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