Saturday, December 20, 2008

White Bean and Asparagus Salad

This is one of my favorite dishes as it only takes a few minutes to put together. It's nice served with garlic bread or on a bed of greens. Or just by itself with some Tabasco! I usually add more lemon zest as I just love the lemon-y flavor. For leftovers, you can eat this cold but I like to warm it up a little.

(Adapted from

4 servings

1 lb. asparagus or a bag of frozen asparagus

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½ tsp. Lemon zest

2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

2 reg. cans white beans, rinsed and drained well

½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cut asparagus diagonally into 1/4” slices. (If using frozen, microwave for about 5 min. in bag and then cut.)

Bring oil, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper to a simmer in a 4 quart heavy saucepan, then stir in beans and asparagus. Remove from heat and let stand, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Add parmesan cheese and parsley, toss and serve.

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