Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Rachael Burrow
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Makes 6 servings

This hearty salad with beans, asparagus and bacon is so hearty it could almost pass for a main dish!

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

Transfer salad to a large serving bowl; sprinkle with parsley and cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

So hearty and delicious!!

July 15, 2015
I made this exactly as suggested with the exceptions that I used cannelloni beans and did not use parsley. It was excellent!! I served it with grilled chicken breasts.  It is so good that it can be eaten as a meal by itself or maybe with brown rice on the side.  It's a must try recipe!!