Spring is here, grad school is almost over for me, and I can again go outside without feeling like the weather is working against me! I’m excited to be able to cook more and also to hopefully go on more long walks outside. Spring also means I’m ready to eat lighter, and I think this asparagus salad is the perfect way to do that. It’s got the nice crunch of fresh asparagus, a zesty and lemony parmesan bite, and white beans and rice to round it out and make it a little bit hearty. It’s also healthy without even trying. I really love it and think it would be great to bring to picnics or get-togethers.