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Mung Bean Hummus Recipe

A Reader Recipe: Mung Bean Hummus

Homemade hummus is simple and versatile. FitSugar reader prepel takes it to another level by using quicker-cooking mung beans instead of chickpeas. She posted her recipe in our Healthy Recipe group.

There can never be too many variations of hummus. Making hummus at home is easy, but is quite time consuming when cooking your own chickpeas. Over two hours of cooking plus one hour of soaking while I have a raging hummus craving? No thank you. So I cooked up some mung beans.

This was my first time eating mung beans and they are delicious! The cooking time is only 45 minutes (no soaking required), and these babies are full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and they are extremely low in fat! A one cup serving of cooked mung beans has 212 calories, six that are from fat. So go to your nearest health food store, buy a bag of mung beans and try this new hummus recipe!

Read the recipe after the break.

Mung Bean Hummus

Mung Bean Hummus

Recipe For Mung Bean Hummus


  1. 1.5 cups cooked mung beans (drain and rinse well)
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 2 tbsp water
  4. 1 tsp no-salt-added tahini
  5. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  6. sprinkle of ground black pepper (optional but delicious)


Place all ingredients in the bowl of your food processor and process until a thick and creamy paste forms. Enjoy straight out of the food processor . . . I mean, enjoy with fresh vegetables, crackers, bread.

Post your own recipes in our Healthy Recipe group and we may feature yours on our own homepage!

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