• 1 C mung beans, dry
  • 1 bunch scallion, trimmed and sliced thinly
  • 12 bunch fresh mint, chopped finely (about 12 C)
  • 12 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbl red wine vinegar
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled for garnish
  • 16 black olives, pitted for garnish


  1. Place the dried mung beans in a large bowl of water and let soak overnight. Drain.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add mung beans and boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the mung beans and repeat the process with a fresh pot of boiling water, this time for 7 minutes.
  4. Drain mung beans and rinse under cold water. Drain well and place in a large bowl.
  5. Add scallions, mint, olive oil, vinegar and salt and toss to combine.
  6. Divide among serving dishes, garnish with hard boiled eggs, black olives and fresh mint leaves.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Soak the mung beans in 2 cups of water for 4 hours.
  2. Rub off the skins and drain the beans.
  3. Put the beans in the saucepan with 2 cups of water.
  4. Bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer (medium-low heat). Simmer the beans for 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender.