Organic Asparagus with White Beans and Hazelnuts
- 3 tablespoons olive oil Add to list
- 16 to 24 asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces, tough ends removed Add to list
- 1 cup chopped raw hazelnuts Add to list
- 4 to 8 cloves garlic, minced (how much do you love garlic?) Add to list
- 2 cups cooked white beans Add to list
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped basil leaves Add to list
- Salt and freshly cracked black pepper Add to list
- Juice of 1/2 lemon Add to list
- Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling Add to list
In a large, heavy sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat until the surface begins to move. Stir-fry the asparagus and hazelnuts 4 to 6 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp-tender and jade green. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Toss in the white beans, basil, salt and pepper and heat through. Squeeze in the lemon juice and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
If desired, garnish with grated Parmesan and whole, fresh basil leaves.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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