White Bean, Asparagus and Mushroom Salad

July 9, 2010

Aunt Suzy says

This is a delicious dish that is also versatile.  The original recipe called for using it as a topping for bruschetta.   We served it at room temperature as a side salad for a cookout meal, and I can also see it served warm as either a side dish or a vegetarian main dish.  Many options!  Here’s a photo of the finished salad.

The Vegetables

8 ounces asparagus, cut into bit-size pieces

1 1/2 cups mushrooms, quartered (white, crimini, baby bella or shitake)

1 tablespoon EV olive oil

1 can (15-ounce) cannelini beans, drained and rinsed

Toss the olive oil with the asparagus and mushrooms (I used crimini).  For outdoor grilling, place in a wok or grill pan and place over the fire.  Close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes, until tender, stirring once mid-way through.  For oven roasting, place on foil on a cookie sheet or broiler pan bottom and roast at 425 for 6-7 minutes, stirring once mid-way through.  Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in the beans.

The Dressing

1 minced or pressed garlic clove

1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon water

1/4 cup EV olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and whisk till slightly emulsified.  Pour dressing over the vegetable mixture while still slightly warm.  Serve at room temperature or chilled.


One Response to “White Bean, Asparagus and Mushroom Salad”

  1. Karen Allinder Says:

    Sounds delicious! I will try it next weekend when my brother-in-law comes to do a rib cooking demonstration. This sounds like a perfect match. By the way… How do you make your turkey burgers?

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