I made this as a main dish for myself for dinner. I LOVE so many of the ingredients - sun-dried tomatoes, cannellini beans and asparagus - that it just sounded like a sure thing and I wasn't disappointed. I can't wait to try it again today after the flavors have married. I think this is a great vegetarian dish, lunch OR side dish and it goes together easily. I will definitely make this again....maybe add a can of tuna in the summer!
White Bean-and-Asparagus Salad
CAgirlinIA Posted: 11/12/09
tara31 Posted: 05/28/11
Outstanding combination of flavors! I used an entire pound of asparagus and chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes. Made the rest as directed and served with Rocky Mountain Salmon and Arugula-Walnut Pesto Farfalle. So light and delicious!
bahibektoi Posted: 06/08/11
Nice flavors, made an excellent light summer supper. I used an entire lb of asparagus and left out the capers, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Will definitely make again!
lcanders Posted: 09/17/11
I love this salad - I've been making it for so long the magazine page is now tatty. I usually replace the asparagus with green beans (unless asparagus is in season and cheap). I don't include the brown sugar. I usually make a batch on the weekend - everything but the salad greens and parmesan and then add the salad greens and parmesan to a portion each day for the next few days and take it work for lunch.
NaniGee Posted: 09/04/12
I added a can of red kidney beans and doubled all the other ingredients. It is so good - and so easy - making it a double winner.
recipebrowser Posted: 04/14/13
I adapted a few things in this recipe, but my husband and I both loved it. I roasted the asparagus, which makes a huge difference in the taste. I used fresh tomatoes and sweet onions, and I omitted the water from the dressing. I used artificial sweetner (about 1/3 of the amount of sugar called for in the recipe). Lastly, I didn't have mixed salad greens, so I used baby arugula, which was perfect! This awesome recipe will become a regular in my house, just for us as well as for entertaining.
MKHaynes Posted: 06/09/13