Millet-Quinoa-Cashew Kugel with Apple-Balsamic Drizzle
Millet-Quinoa-Cashew Kugel with Apple-Balsamic Drizzle

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Serves: 8
  • Start to Finish: Less than 1 hour
  • Prep: 5 min.
  • Cook: 55-60 min.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 402
  • 344mg Sodium
  • 63g Carbs
  • 4g Fiber
  • 11g Fat
  • 2g Saturated Fat
  • 25g Sugars
  • 12g Protein
  • 53mg Calcium
  • 4mg Iron


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup uncooked millet
  • 2 1/2 cups water, or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs (preferably omega-3 enriched, such as Gold Circle Farms or Eggland's Best), lightly beaten
  • 3 scallions, minced (green and white portion)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cashews, lightly toasted*
  • 1 12-ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar



1. Preheat oven to 350° F (325º F if you are using a glass baking dish). Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Combine quinoa and millet in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse several times under running water. Shake strainer to remove excess water and transfer grains to a large saucepan. Add water and set pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, until grains are tender, adding more water as necessary to prevent sticking.
3. Transfer cooked quinoa and millet mixture to a large bowl, add salt and fluff with a fork. Add to the bowl beaten eggs, minced scallions and toasted, chopped cashews; then mix well. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish and level the top with the back of a spoon. Bake 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden and slightly crisp.
4. Meanwhile, to make the Apple-Balsamic Drizzle, combine apple juice concentrate and vinegar in a shallow, wide saucepan. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 30-35 minutes, until mixture is reduced by slightly more than half (making about 1 cup). Remove from heat and cool slightly.
5. When ready to serve, cut kugel into 8 squares and spoon Apple-Balsamic Drizzle over top.
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