Easy Date Night White Asparagus with garlic butter and butter beans

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This easy Vegan Date Night White Asparagus with garlic butter and butter beans recipe is quick, simple and so delicious. Think grilled white asparagus topped with garlic butter and with a side of oven roasted tomatoes and butter beans with mediterranean spices. It’s ready to eat in under 30-minutes and makes a great low-calorie healthy but absolutely mouthwatering dinner for any day of the week. 

This dish is deceptively simple. It’s made using only a few simple ingredients, but it packs a lot of flavours into one dish. It’s one of the best vegan date night recipe because it’s simple and quick to make but it tastes like a gourmet meal you would get at a restaurant. 

It’s one of those simple recipes that leaves everyone impressed and wanting seconds. 

What’s great about this easy date night white asparagus with garlic butter and cannellini beans recipe:

  • Just about everything if you ask me
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Delicious flavour combination
  • Vegan 
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy free
  • Great vegan date night dinner recipe
  • Healthy and full of nutrients
  • Anyone can make this recipe and look like a pro chef

Do I have to use white asparagus for this recipe?

No, you can just as easily swab out the white asparagus for green asparagus. Any type of asparagus works well in this recipe. The white asparagus has a different taste with a lemony hint. But the green asparagus is also amazing in this dish. If you use green asparagus just know that it cooks a little quicker and will need less time to grill. 

Cannellini or butter beans – what should I use?

In my original recipe I like to use cannellini beans, because they are the original Mediterranean choice and this recipe is all about harnessing those Mediterranean flavours. But I know getting cannellini beans isn’t always that easy… luckily you can just as easily use butter beans. Butter beans has the same creaminess and adds all those same flavours to the dish as cannellini beans. So if you can’t get cannellini beans just swap them out with butter beans.

Meal prep options

You can’t make the asparagus in advance, but you can absolutely prepare the butter beans and tomatoes. If you want to make the tomato/beans topping in advance, just make them as the recipe describes. Once they are cooked, put the tomato/bean topping and all the juices into a airtight container and place them in the refrigerator. Once you are ready to make reheat them, simply heat the oven to 400F and pour the toamto/beans topping and juices into a oven safe pan. Cover with tinfoil and reheat the dish in the oven for 15-20 minutes. You may need to add a little more olive oil before serving. 

How to serve this easy date night white asparagus with garlic butter recipe

If you are serving this as a vegan date night dinner then I recommend serving it with a fresh focaccia bread to add to the Mediterranean ambiance. Alternatively, you can serve with a side of garlic bread. 

How is this delicious easy vegan date night white asparagus with garlic butter and butter beans made? It’s very straightforward. Just:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Add the drained butter beans to an oven safe pan and place the tomatoes on top. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano. Place the pan with the beans and tomatoes in the oven and let it bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  • While the tomatoes are cooking, begin preparing the asparagus by cutting off 1-2 inches off the end before peeling the skins of the white asparagus with a peeler. Next, heat a grill or a grill pan.Season the asparagus with salt and pepper and place them on the grill. Let the white asparagus cook until they are nice and golden brown. Flip them over and let them cook until all sides are golden. 
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the finely chopped garlic. Let the garlic cook in the butter for 1-2 minutes before removing from the heat. 
  • Once the asparagus are cooked, remove them from the grill and place them on a plate. Drizzle garlic butter over the grilled asparagus.Top with a generous spoonful butter beans and tomatoes and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh basil. Serve and enjoy. 

Easy White Asparagus with garlic butter and butter beans

This easy white asparagus with garlic butter and butter beans recipe is quick, simple and so delicious. Think grilled white asparagus topped with garlic butter and with a side of oven roasted tomatoes and butter beans with mediterranean spices. It’s ready to eat in under 30-minutes and makes a great low-calorie healthy but absolutely mouthwatering dinner for any day of the week. 
This dish is deceptively simple. It’s made using only a few simple ingredients, but it packs a lot of flavours into one dish. It’s one of the best vegan date night recipe because it’s simple and quick to make but it tastes like a gourmet meal you would get at a restaurant. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword vegan
Servings 2 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 bunch (6 asparagus) White Asparagus
  • 1 15oz can Butter Beans Rinsed and drained
  • 5 large Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp Vegan Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil Chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Add the drained butter beans to an oven safe pan and place the tomatoes on top. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano. Place the pan with the beans and tomatoes in the oven and let it bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  • While the tomatoes are cooking, begin preparing the asparagus by cutting off 1-2 inches off the end before peeling the skins of the white asparagus with a peeler. Next, heat a grill or a grill pan.
    Season the asparagus with salt and pepper and place them on the grill. Let the white asparagus cook until they are nice and golden brown. Flip them over and let them cook until all sides are golden. 
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the finely chopped garlic. Let the garlic cook in the butter for 1-2 minutes before removing from the heat. 
  • Once the asparagus are cooked, remove them from the grill and place them on a plate. Drizzle garlic butter over the grilled asparagus.
    Top with a generous spoonful butter beans and tomatoes and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh basil. 
    Serve and enjoy. 

Are you looking for more date night recipe ideas? Try my No bake vegan lime raspberry cakes or my vegan blueberry cheesecake

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