Mung Bean Creamy Pasta Sauce GF DF Low

Makes 4 cups


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup dried mung beans
  • 1 medium swede
  • 1 large (~240g) soft, peeled pear (or 3 canned in syrup)
  • 70g or 2 large sticks of celery, chopped
  • 6 shallots, chopped
  • 80g (1/3) cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp citric acid
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed/minced
  • Pasta of your choice…boil up enough for 4 people


  • Place the mung beans and water into a saucepan, cover and simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, peel and dice the swede into small cubes
  • Peel, de-core and cut the pear into chunks
  • Chop the celery and shallot
  • After the mung beans have cooked for 20 minutes add all the rest of the ingredients into the saucepan, place on the lid and simmer a further 25 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and allow mixture to cool, before blending
  • Pour mixture into a food processor and blend until its smooth

In an air tight container, it will last in the fridge for approximately 2 weeks

Can be frozen

Uses: Increase or decrease the water content for different uses

Dip: have the mixture fairly solid

Serve with green beans, celery or rice crackers

Sauce: increase the water to make the sauce the consistency required for the dish you are making.

  • In the picture above this recipe was stirred through hot, drained pasta
  • Chicken, white fish or vegetables could also be added to the pasta dish
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