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Asian Black Bean Asparagus Salad

1 c Cooked black beans
1/4 sm Red onion -- diced
1/4 c Minced cilantro
1 tb Rice wine vinegar
1 ts Soy sauce
1 ts Asian hot oil
1/8 ts Asian sesame oil
1 lb Asparagus
4 Lettuce leaves

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.

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.

To serve, place each lettuce leaf on a chilled salad plate. Divide salad evenly among lettuce leaves.

Serves 4.


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