Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

I never would have thought to combine black beans, asparagus, and fresh parsley. All I can say is WOW! This salad is very fresh...gets you in the mood for spring and fresh vegetables. Recipe from 2009 Taste of Home Annual Recipes/Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas. Thank you Iola for a great change of pace! Cook time excludes chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring asparagus and water to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Rinse in cold water and pat dry.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, black beans, red pepper, onion, and parsley.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat.
  7. Cover and refrigerate salad for at least 2 hours before serving.
Most Helpful

While I LOVE all the individual ingredients in this recipe, I felt it was missing *something.* I added a bit of feta cheese which def helped...but even so this recipe didn't WOW me and I prob won't make it again. Sorry, but thanks for sharing!

LillyZackMom June 02, 2010

bay - this was delicious and definately one of my favorite dishes that you have made.

Martini*Girl April 23, 2009

What an explosion of freshness! YUM! This is totally guilt free and I loved it. The only thing bad that I did (without feeling guilty) is cut the recipe in half BUT still used 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 tbls fresh lime juice. I think I will go eat the rest now. Thank you for posting AmyZoe!! Super Yummy AND super duper healthy!!

Bay Laurel April 15, 2009