Fonio Pilaf with Dates, Carrots, and Peanuts

Fonio Pilaf

Fonio Pilaf with Dates, Carrots, and Peanuts

This gluten-free grain, a type of millet, provides a wonderfully nutty backbone to a salad of sweet dates and carrots, and crunchy roasted peanuts. Get the recipe for Fonio Pilaf with Dates, Carrots, and Peanuts »Ryan Liebe

Fonio, a delightfully nutty-tasting type of millet, is a ubiquitous staple in Senegal, and chef Pierre Thiam enjoys using it in his Thanksgiving menu because he finds it lighter than bread-rich stuffings. If you can't find fonio, substitute an equal amount of couscous or quinoa.