White Bean Salad with Asparagus and Artichokes

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White Bean Salad with Asparagus and ArtichokesRecipe
Randy Mayor
If you run into baby artichokes in your market, be sure to grab them. Although a little labor-intensive to prepare, they are delicious in this vegetarian bean salad. If you don't have baby artichokes, you can use fresh artichoke bottoms or, in a real pinch, canned hearts.
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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10 fresh baby artichokes, peeled and quartered
2 cups (1-inch) diagonally cut asparagus
1/3 cup thinly sliced radishes
3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (19-ounce) can Great Northern beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained


Steam the artichokes, covered, for 10 minutes or until tender. Steam the asparagus, covered, for 2 minutes. Combine the radishes and remaining ingredients in a bowl, and gently stir in artichokes and asparagus.

Created date

June 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 170
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 4.2 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 10.3 g
Carbohydrate 26.7 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 400 mg
Calcium 89 mg