White Bean and Asparagus Stew

I tried this 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!

This recipe contains three powerfoodsasparagus, seaweed, and stevia


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 vegetable oil or unsalted butter
2 carrots, sliced in rounds
2 pieces celery, 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 1/2 hour or until vegetables are tender.
6. Mix in parsley and add black pepper to taste.

Serves 4

Here are two more tasty bean recipes:


Cancer-Fighting Asparagus
7 Ways to Avoid Gas from Beans
8 Ways to Eat Seaweed (& Enjoy It!)


Dale O.

I love both beans and asparagus, a marvellous combination!

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.5 years ago

Lucky dinner guests, this sounds fabulous!

Emily Drew
Emily Drew5 years ago


Dianne D.
Dianne D.5 years ago

This sounds pretty good. Some of the ingredients I didn't know what they were so I will have to investigate.

Abbe A.
Azaima A.5 years ago

courageous presentation

Diana Herrington
Diana Herrington5 years ago

I had some of this stew frozen from a big batch I made 2 weeks ago; thawed and warmed it up for dinner last night and it was very yummy.
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Past Member 5 years ago

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Lynda G.
Lynda G.5 years ago

Not sure I like the sound of this for guests straight up, will try it out on my daughter first, the beans and asparagus combo could be dangerous lol.

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