Tested till perfect Grilled Steak and Asparagus Salad
Grilled Steak and Asparagus Salad
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Grilled Steak and Asparagus Salad

Grill the ultimate steak by preheating the grill and not overhandling the meat (don't turn and poke it constantly). Letting it rest before slicing gives the juices a chance to redistribute in the meat so the steak will still be juicy when cut.

By The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 15 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcelery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper, and garlic powder
  • 450 g 450gbeef strip loin grilling steak, 1 inch thick
  • 1 1red onionred onions, cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rings
  • 2 tsp 2tspolive oil
  • 1 1bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 6 cups 6cupstorn hearts of romaine lettuce, (about 198 g)
  • 70 g 70gpepper-coated goat cheese, crumbled


  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
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Combine celery seed, salt, pepper and garlic powder; rub all over steak.

Brush onion with some of the oil; toss asparagus with remaining oil.

Place steak, onion and asparagus on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until steak is medium-rare, onion is softened and asparagus is tender-crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove to cutting board. Let steak stand for 5 minutes before thinly slicing. Meanwhile, halve onion and asparagus.

Vinaigrette: Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, pesto and
pepper. Add lettuce, onion and asparagus; toss to coat. Sprinkle with goat cheese. Serve with steak.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 427 pro 33g total fat 26g sat. fat 8g
carb 15g dietary fibre 4g sugar 7g chol 64mg
sodium 339mg potassium 685mg


calcium 8 iron 32 vit A 57 vit C 38
folate 92
This recipe is featured on Tastes of Canada: Asparagus
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