Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Rachael Burrow
This hearty salad with beans, asparagus and bacon is so hearty it could almost pass for a main dish!
Makes 6 servings
1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 8 minutes or until crisp. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet.
2. Add vinegar to skillet, stirring to deglaze pan. Add asparagus; cook 1 minute. Add onion, garlic, and lemon juice; cook, stirring, 2 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove skillet from heat, and add navy beans and cooked bacon, tossing to combine. Stir in thyme, salt, and pepper.
3. Transfer salad to a large serving bowl; sprinkle with parsley and cheese.