Warm Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad Recipe

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Especially during the summer, this makes a nice light meal. It's quick and easy, but it always wins me many compliments. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies...I like to experiment with different recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1/6 recipe equals 179 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 vegetable 1/2 fat.


  1. 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.
  2. Combine beef and asparagus. Combine the soy sauce, oil, vinegar and ginger; 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.
Originally published as Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 1995, p21

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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