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Quinoa Mung Bean Salad

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This refreshing, light, yet satisfying salad will definitely help to energize you through this Monday. Any day of the week in fact! Simple to pull off and high in protein and fiber; this super bowl is packed with vitamins and minerals. A sprinkle of sumac gives a tart, citrusy flair that will excite your taste buds! This one IS a SASSY salad!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main, Side, Snack
Servings: 7 people
Quinoa Mung Bean Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup mung beans
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 red onion medium, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomato
  • 2 cups flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 lemon Juice
  • 1 clove garlic paste (1/2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp sumac
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Thoroughly wash the mung beans and drain any excess water.
  • In a pressure cooker, cook the mung beans with 3 cups of water for 15 mins. You want the beans to be cooked but not mashed.
  • Thoroughly wash the quinoa and drain any excess water
  • At the same time, in a separate pot, cook the quinoa in 2 cups of water. Once it boils, turn the heat to low and place the lid until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Wash the cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, and mint
  • Chop the onion, cucumber, parsley and mint and set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, mung beans, onions, cucumber, parsley, mint and cherry tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, salt, sumac and olive oil. Stir well.
  • Serve cold.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Mung Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 430mg18%
Potassium 541mg15%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2700IU54%
Vitamin C 41.3mg50%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.