Spring White Bean and Asparagus Stew

I created this White Bean and Asparagus Stew recipe out for the first time on two dinner guests.  That was rather brave!  They were good friends, and you never know how some people react to beans. Sometimes people get gas unless your take the proper steps.

I had taken all the precautions though, and they loved it!  They explained it was very tasty but I had made the mistake of revealing what was for dessert. They didn’t eat extra helpings of stew because they were saving room for carob brownies! Although I made them wait for an hour to have dessert so as not to interfere with the beans digesting.

I hope you enjoy this as much as they did!

This recipe contains three powerfoodsasparagus, seaweed, and stevia

White Bean and Asparagus Stew Recipe


1 1/2 cups dry white beans
2 pieces of Wakame (seaweed)
4 bay leaves
1 large onion, chopped finely
1/2 lb. green asparagus, remove woody stems, cut into 2-inch pieces
4 Tbsp almond oil 
2 carrots, sliced in rounds
2 pieces celery, chopped
1 – 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp Liquid dark stevia
1 tsp basil
1 tsp marjoram
2 – 3 Tbsp Tamari
2 – 3 Tbsp Braggs
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
freshly ground black pepper


1.    Cook beans for 1 – 2 hours (time is dependent on the age of the beans) according to recipe titled “COOKING BEANS”.
2.    When beans are soft, add Wakame, bay leaves, Braggs, Tamari, basil, marjoram, and stevia.
3.    Sauté onion, celery, and garlic in oil.   When golden brown, add to the cooked beans.
4.    Then add carrots and asparagus.
5.    Simmer for half an hour or till vegetables are tender.
6.    Mix in parsley and add black pepper to taste.
Serves 4

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White Bean Asparagus Stew
Creamy Butter Bean Dip

Creamy Butter Bean Dip – This butter bean dip is a very tasty, healthy and vegan.  The creamy texture makes it good for a dip. Also, very easy to make.

Delicious Black Bean Stew – This black bean stew is so good for a cold fall or winter day. It is delicious and easy to make and filled with nutritious superfood ingredients. Black beans are a favourite bean of mine.

Chilli con Vege – Vegan chili  Gluten-free!

Adzuki Vegetable Bean Stew – a simple recipe with one of the easiest to digest beans

Delightful Pumpkin Stew For One of Your Fall Meals It is fall, so it’s ‘Stew’ time and I think you’re going to love this ‘Vegan Pumpkin Stew’ recipe! Fall is when I start making lots of vegan stews because they are heartening, nourishing and so easy to make. I have to say that summer is my favourite season, but there is so much beauty at this time of the year. I love walking amongst the beautiful fall leaves.

Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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  • We love beans and asparagus, so you can be sure, we will be trying this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing. Dianna & Harvey

  • This is simply one of the best dishes I have ever prepared ! I enjoy vegetarian cooking and I try all kinds of crazy recipes, but this one was fairly straightforward (liquid stevia was the hardest ingredient to find) and I will be preparing this again whenever I have guests for dinner.
    The only critique I offer is that the list of ingredients does not mention garlic but in the cooking instructions I have to add garlic with the chopped onion. This is probably not a concern for most cooks, but I have to follow cooking instructions to the letter since I don’t have much experience. I used 5 cloves of minced garlic which I sauteed along with the celery and onion. Must have been right because the flavor was spot on !!!

  • Happy to hear you enjoyed it Mike. Thank you for letting me know about the list of ingredients; I have now added the garlic to the list. Of course you can use as much or as little as you would like.