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Warm Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad

 Warm Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad
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.
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 reduced-sodium 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. 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.
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,

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Warm Sesame Beef and Asparagus Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.