An incredible summer salad made with asparagus, white beans, and red bell peppers. Dressed with a tasty light dressing!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dressing:

Directions

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  • Place Great Northern beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain.

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  • Place beans in a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 45 minutes. Drain and run beans under cold water to cool.

  • Combine red bell peppers and asparagus in a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  • Whisk olive oil, vinegar, parsley, shallot, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  • Combine beans, red bell pepper, and asparagus in a bowl; pour 2/3 of the dressing over mixture and toss gently. Add more dressing if desired.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dressing. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 91.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2017
This was a simple recipe with few ingredients but had very good flavor! I am not a fan of boiled vegetables so I roasted the asparagus & red pepper in a little olive oil and salt & pepper before adding to the beans. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2017
This was a simple recipe with few ingredients but had very good flavor! I am not a fan of boiled vegetables so I roasted the asparagus & red pepper in a little olive oil and salt & pepper before adding to the beans. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2019
Cooked beans as recipe calls for and chilled in fridge. Sautéed asparagus and red peppers and tosses in chilled beans to cool them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
This was quite tasty. I roasted the asparagus, but had the bell peppers raw, finely diced. I didn't have shallots, so I subbed maybe a tablespoon of dried chopped onions instead. I rounded out the flavor profile of the dish by serving it with a caramelized cabbage recipe I found on YouTube. My husband really enjoyed it, and I was hsppy to find another appetizing way to eat beans. :) Read More
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