What is a mung bean? When you buy bean spouts from a grocery store or get them in your Chinese food, that’s a mung bean spout. A mung bean is a small green bean that you can buy from most grocery stores or from the bulk barn. These little beans are great for healing the gut.
This particular recipe is from Dr. Axe’s Leaky Gut protocol. I have adapted it somewhat to make it a plant-based option. This soup is healthful and flavorful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. You'll notice that the picture features something red! That's just some leftover diced tomatoes that I added to use them up. I know that the soup name sounds dreadful but really it is one of my favorites as it has lots of cumin in it so it has the flavors of both Mexico and India. This is a full pot and makes about 8 servings.
· 3 Tbs. coconut oil
· 1 small onion, chopped
· 5 garlic cloves, minced or finely chopped
· 1 cup mung beans, rinsed
· 1 tsp. turmeric
· 1 tsp. cumin
· 1 Tbs. coriander
· 1 tsp. sea salt
· ½ tsp. pepper
· 6 cups purified water
· 3 vegetable cubes or 2 Tbs. vegetable concentrate
· 2 cups kale, chopped
1. In a soup pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat (4-6).
2. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
4. Add the mung beans and spices and stir to mix well.
5. Add the purified water and vegetable cubes.
6. Cover and cook for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Stir occasionally, to make sure there is still liquid in the pot. If it get’s too low add more purified water.
7. Once the beans are cooked through and soft, add the kale and cook for an additional 5 minutes until it is soft.
8. Serve the soup and/or freeze it for leftovers as it freezes well.
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I am a registered holistic nutritionist, open-minded vegan and cooking enthusiast.