Asian Black Bean-Asparagus Salad

Course : Asparagus
Serves: 4
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1 cup cooked black beans
1/4 small red onion -- diced
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon asian hot oil
1/8 teaspoon asian sesame oil
1 pound asparagus
4 bunches lettuce leaves

Preparation / Directions:

1. Place cooked beans in a small bowl. Stir red onion, cilantro, vinegar, soy sauce, hot oil, and sesame oil into beans. Marinate 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature. 2. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Trim dried, tough ends from asparagus stalks. Slice asparagus on the diagonal. Blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove from water, drain, and toss with marinated beans. 3. To serve, place each lettuce leaf on a chilled salad plate. Divide salad evenly among lettuce leaves.


Nutritional Information:

77 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (4% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 89mg Sodium

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