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Mung bean salad

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

Are you looking for a new way to cook mung beans (Frijo Mungo)? Besides bean soups, you can make a delicious salad with mung beans to accompany your beef

Mung Bean Salad


  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 piece of chopped chive

  • 1 piece of chopped cilantro

  • 1 cup of rice

  • 1 cup of cooked mung beans

  • 1 piece of diced avocado

  • 1 piece of cucumber

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar


1. Cook the rice in plenty of water, when it is ready add season with soy sauce, vinegar, and olive oil.

2. Cut the tomatoes in half and set aside.

3. Mix the beans with the rice and set aside.

4. In a large bowl place the beans with the rice.

5. Add the tomatoes and avocado on top.

6. Season with salt, and pepper. Finally, sprinkle with coriander.

Mung Beans

Mung beans are a versatile legume that can be used in a variety of dishes. They are a good source of protein and fiber, and they are also low in fat. In addition to being a healthy option, mung beans are also a delicious and affordable ingredient.

This mung bean salad is a refreshing and healthy side dish that is perfect for a summer meal. It is also a great way to use up leftover cooked rice.

Is the mung bean originally from Latin America?

Mung beans, also known as "green grams" or "maash" are small, green legumes with a rich history dating back to 1500 BC in the Indian subcontinent. From there, they spread to other parts of Asia and eventually to Latin America, where they are known by various names like 🇲🇽 🇨🇴 frijoles mungo, 🇵🇷 frijol chino, 🇵🇪 fréjolito chino, 🇨🇱 poróta mung, and 🇦🇷 judía mungo. Today, mung beans are cultivated and consumed worldwide due to their versatility, nutritional value, and ease of incorporation into various cuisines.

You can add your favorite vegetables to this salad! Try this recipe and mention us on Instagram @latinofoods and Facebook @LatinoFoodsNZ.

We’d love to see your original combination

Thanks for Reading! :D

Latino Foods Team.

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