Mung beans by themselves seem awfully strange with even the name sounding a bit off-putting.  However, I’ve recently come to love mung beans in a different form: sprouts.  Dried mung beans make an excellent base for sprouts and are ready to eat in just a few days.  Sonja and Alex, from A Couple Cooks, have a great resource on getting started sprouting. 

Sprouts are great raw on salads, raw as a finishing ingredient in stir fry or even cooked in the stir fry (as long as you put them in at the last minute-they don’t always withstand heat very well!

While I love mung beans in sprout form, they are also delicious cooked up!

Vegetarian Mung Bean Recipes from Around the Web: