This recipe – mung bean salad – is 100% vegan and 100% easy, and keeps in the fridge surprisingly well! It also uses very few necessary ingredients (mung beans, sun-dried tomatoes, shallot, fresh mint and cilantro, and a splash of lemon juice).
Why did we choose mung beans, a legume, to make this satisfying, nourishing salad? Legumes make a great salad, and they add flavor without any unhealthy dressing. In particular, mung beans’ nutty flavor and crunchy texture work well with many unconventional flavor combinations. Here, we dress up our mung bean salad with refreshing mint and cilantro, sour-sweet sun-dried tomatoes, and a spicy pepper (optional). This way we are highlighting the natural flavor in mung beans without overpowering them. What’s more, unlike leaf-based salads, this mung bean salad can be made well in advance and leftovers keep surprisingly well! Because the flavors develop over time, this delightful salad tastes best after a a few hours in the fridge. Enjoy!
Vegan • Grain, Potato, and Nut Free • Low Glycemic • Gluten Free • Nutrient Dense • Delicious • Easy