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.
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.
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.