Looking for a quick and easy summer salad? Mung bean quinoa salad


Summer is here! So I decided to find a salad that was easy to make and tasted really fresh. I discovered this tasty mung bean quinoa salad while I was trying to find something that I can make in bulk and eat for a couple of days. This recipe is a time saver. Make it on Sunday and it will last you for a couple of days! I am a big fan of quick and easy recipes that you can enjoy on the side or as a meal. 

Mung beans are a good source of protein, B vitamins, iron and dietary fiber. If you are looking for foods that are have a low glycemic load, mung beans are an EXCELLENT choice.

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Mung Bean quinoa salad

SUMMER’S FRESH Mung bean and Quinoa Salad


  • For the salad:
  • 1 cup dry mung beans
  • 1/2 cup dry uncooked quinoa
  • 1 finely chopped cucumber
  • 2 finely chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 a cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 medium sized avocados chopped into cubes
  • 1 finely chopped organic apple
  • handful of cilantro roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the mung beans by adding one cup of mung beans to a pot and cover with 2 inches of water. Once the water comes to boil, cover and set to simmer for 45 minutes. Cook until mung beans are soft.
  • Prepare the quinoa by adding 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of water to a pot. Once the water comes a boil, cover and set to simmer for 15 minutes. Let the quinoa sit after it is cooked and fluff with a fork.
  • While the mung beans and quinoa are cooking. Start chopping the cucumber, bell peppers, red onion, apple and avocados.
  • Prepare the dressing by combining the lemon juice, olive oil, cumin powder, chilli powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Once you are done cooking the mung beans and quinoa, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Lastly, add the dressing to the salad and ENJOY!

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