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Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad

 Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad
Especially during the summertime, this makes a nice light meal. When I prepare it for guests, I'll also serve rice and bread—it's quick and easy, but it always wins me many compliments! I'm a homemaker with two small children, and cooking's one of my favorite hobbies.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top round steak
  • 4 cups sliced fresh asparagus (cut in 2-inch pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • Sesame seeds
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Directions

  • Broil steak to desired doneness. Cool and cut into thin diagonal
  • strips.
  • Cook asparagus in a small amount of water 30-60 seconds. Drain and
  • cool. Combine beef and asparagus. Blend all remaining ingredients
  • except the sesame seeds and lettuce; pour over beef and asparagus.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and toss lightly. Serve warm or at room
  • temperature on lettuce leaves if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat; also 179 calories, 696 mg sodium, 48 mg cholesterol, 6 gm carbohydrate, 21 gm protein, 8 gm fat.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.