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White Bean Asparagus Stew

White Bean Asparagus Stew

I created and tried 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 you 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!
Course Soup
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword asparagus, asparagus stew, Gluten-free, soup, stew, Vegan, vegetarian, white bean stew, white beans
Servings 4
Author Diana Herrington


  • 1 1/2 cups dry white beans
  • 2 pieces wakame seaweed
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 large onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 lb. green asparagus remove woody stems and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 Tbsp almond oil
  • 2 carrots sliced into rounds
  • 2 pieces celery chopped
  • 1-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 tsp liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 2-3 Tbsp Tamari
  • 2-3 Tbsp Braggs
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste


  • Cook the white beans for 1 – 2 hours (time is dependent on the age of the beans) according to recipe titled “COOKING BEANS”.
  • When the white beans are soft, add the Wakame, bay leaves, Braggs, Tamari, basil, marjoram, and stevia.
  • Chop the onion finely. Slice the carrots into rounds. Remove the woody part of the asparagus and cut it into 2-inch pieces. Chop the celery and garlic.
  • In a pan sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in oil.   When they are golden brown, add them to the cooked beans.
  • Then add the carrots and asparagus.
  • Simmer for half an hour or till vegetables are tender.
  • Mix in the parsley and add black pepper to taste.
  • Now serve your delicious 'White Bean Asparagus Stew'.


Find out more about the healthy ingredients I used for this white bean and asparagus stew: beans, Wakame (seaweed), onion, asparagusalmond oil, carrots,  celery,  garlic,  stevia, basil, Tamari, Braggs.
Let’s not forget that this stew is full of protein which is from the beans. Do cook the beans so they are not gassy.  Learn How to Cook Beans. It is easy to cook beans but it requires planning ahead of time.
Cook beans for 1 – 2 hours (time is dependent on the age of the beans) according to recipe titled “COOKING BEANS”.