Mung Bean Hummus

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

One of my favourite dips/appetisers is definitely the hummus.
And if by now I’ve only tried the classic chickpeas hummus, the other day I discovered another amazing hummus recipe – mung bean hummus.
It was the first time I actually made mung beans.
I have recently spotted them in one of the international food stores.
And because I really like trying new stuff, I bought them. And apparently, they’re not only tasty but are really good for you.
The hummus tasted just divine. I can’t say which one I prefer now – the classic one or the bean one!:-)

Here’s what you need.

Mummy’s Fast & Easy


  • 500g/1lb mung beans, cooked
  • 125g/4oz tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • a bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  1. To cook the beans – follow the instructions on the back of the pack.
  2. In a bowl, put the cooked beans, parsley, tahini, garlic, salt and pepper and olive oil.
  3. Work the ingredients with a food blender until a smooth paste.
  4. Serve the hummus with carrots, cucumbers or pita bread. Drizzle some extra olive oil on top.
Tip: Try adding some cooked carrots in the hummus ingredients for more flavour.