(Adapted from Eipcurious.com)
1 lb. asparagus or a bag of frozen asparagus
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp. Lemon zest
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
2 reg. cans white beans, rinsed and drained well
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Cut asparagus diagonally into 1/4” slices. (If using frozen, microwave for about 5 min. in bag and then cut.)
Bring oil, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper to a simmer in a 4 quart heavy saucepan, then stir in beans and asparagus. Remove from heat and let stand, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Add parmesan cheese and parsley, toss and serve.