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vegan mung bean soup

Hearty Vegan Mung Bean Soup

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  • Author: Alexandre Valente
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Want a delicious and nutritionally fulfilling soup for dinner? This mung bean soup is rich, savory, and pretty easy to make!


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  • 3 tbsps of olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 250 grams of mung beans
  • 1.5 cups of coconut milk
  • 3 cups of turnip greens


  1. Make sure you have everything you need for the recipe to be a success, even the smaller ingredients such as garlic, ginger, and celery. These are the building blocks that allow this recipe to be flavorsome and different from a regular soup.
  2. Rinse mung beans with cold water in a sieve and pick out any bad-looking beans or pebbles. Add the beans into a pot with water and set the heat to high, bringing it to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and then cook the beans, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes. Cooked mung beans will be soft and some will have burst out of their shells. Separate them from the water and leave them on the side for later use.
  3. In a Wok or deep pan, add diced onion, garlic, ginger, and celery. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and carrots. Stir and let them cook for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to set.
  4. Pour the cooked mung beans and two cups of hot water into the deep pan, and use a wooden spoon or spatula to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Let everything cook for 5-10 minutes or until the celery and carrots are soft.
  5. Finally, add the coconut milk. Bring the broth to a boil, now with the coconut milk, and then add the turnip greens. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes or until the turnip greens are soft. Serve the soup and enjoy a heartwarming meal. Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Philippines