Mung beans, mint, green onions, red wine and olive oil are tossed together to create this healthy, refreshing and darn tasty salad!
Rinse the mung beans and then soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.
To cook the beans, bring a medium pot of cold water to a boil. Add the beans, bring to a boil and then turn the heat to medium. Let the beans gently simmer for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until just tender.
Halfway through the cooking time add the salt and continue cooking.
When done, the beans should be fully cooked through but not mushy. Drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer to a large bowl.
To assemble the salad, wash and finely chop the green onions and mint. Gently fold the green onions, mint and mung beans together.
Next, add the vinegar, followed by the olive oil. Gently toss to combine. Taste for seasoning.
This healthy and nutritious dish makes a nice light salad. It also makes a colorful and tasty side dish.