A Guide to Feeding our Future

Mung Bean Dreams

By: Daniel LeBlanc, RHN – Moncton, NB

“Great on their own or added to homemade party mix – along with spiced cheerios, pretzels, nuts and seeds.  Enjoy!”

Yields: 6 snacks

Note: requires overnight soaking. Actual prep time after soaking: 15 min.


  • 250 g Mung beans (8oz)
  • water to cover beans well
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • add your favourite flavours along with the salt – some we have tried and liked: mustard, cayenne pepper, dill, fresh squeezed lemon


  1. Soak the mung beans overnight. Drain them and dry thoroughly.
  2. Fry beans in olive oil over a moderate heat, turning frequently, until they are browned and crisp – between 5 and 10 minutes.
  3. Drain on kitchen paper towel, sprinkle with salt (and other flavours), and let cool.
  4. Let dry before storing. They store very well in airtight jars.

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