Detox Mung Bean Salad

makes 2 servings

This cleansing salad is loaded with easily digestible and nourishing foods.

  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa*
  • 1.25 cups cooked sprouted mung beans (such as truroots brand)*
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground black pepper to taste

Toss together ingredients.  Serve as is or on a bed of greens.

Nutritional facts per serving: 445 calories, 11 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 265 mg sodium, 67 g total carbohydrates, 14 g fiber, 20 g protein

*How to Cook dry Mung Beans and Quinoa for this Recipe

Sprouted Mung Beans

Add 1/2 cups dry mung beans to 1.5 cups boiling water in a medium saucepan.  Cook for 5 minutes, uncovered.  Turn off heat, cover, and let sit for 2 minutes.  Drain excess liquid.

Sprouted mung beans can be found at whole foods (truroots brand) or certain health food and ethnic grocery stores.


Add 2/3 cups dry quinoa and 1.5 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.  When done, the grain appears soft and translucent, and the germ ring will be visible along the outside edge of the grain.

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2 responses to “Detox Mung Bean Salad

  1. hi I love the recipe but I did make a few changes one of them was to take out the olive oil which is 120 cal per tablespoon, 120 Fat cals, 14 grams of fat. When you add oil to your salad say even 2 tablespoons full you end up with a salad that is more than half fat …64% fat to be accurate.

  2. Hi Gloria! Thanks for your input. However, it is important to remember that eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat. In fact, there are many benefits to incorporating healthy fats into your diet including absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K) and antioxidants. Healthy dietary fats may also help to fight inflammation. Fat also adds flavor to foods and increases satiety, so you fill full longer – an added bonus for weight maintenance! 1 tablespoon olive oil does contain around 120 calories – good point – so you do want to use in moderation but not eliminate altogether due to fats many benefits. The recipe as is contains 22% calories from fat, which is a moderate and appropriate amount. Thanks again for your input Gloria and best of luck!

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