White Bean Salad with Pea Shoots

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 6" baguette (or half-baguette)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups pea shoots
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cannellini beans (drained and rinsed if using canned)
  • 1/3 cup thinly shaved fennel
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. Light grill (or alternatively, use broiler). Cut the baguette in half like you would to make a sandwich. Cut end off garlic and rub the cut side on the cut part of the baguette. Brush with olive oil and place the baguette cut-side down the grill. Grill until the bread starts to char and is toasted, flip, and repeat. Watching closely as this process goes fast. If using a broiler, stick cut side up under the broiler until toasted, flip, and repeat. Either grilling or using the broiler will take roughly 1 to 2 minutes (if that). Let bread cool then chop into cubes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the pea shoots, spinach, beans, fennel, and parsley. Add in roughly 2 cups cubed bread.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Pour over the salad and toss until everything is well combined. Taste and add more salt as desired.