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Black Bean Asparagus Salad


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. Place 1/2 in. of water in a large saucepan; add asparagus. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the asparagus, beans, red pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, cilantro, garlic, salt, cumin and pepper. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 100 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


Average Rating: 4.5
  • _Mari_
    Jun 15, 2014

    Delicious, healthy, and simple. The only hard part is waiting for it to chill!

  • teri396
    Oct 4, 2012

    Was good as a side dish. Added some shredded chicken and ate it for lunch. Yum.

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