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A Quick Dinner Recipe Perfect For Home Or Picnic

As the weather gets warmer, a cool salad becomes a soothing treat. This quick dinner recipe for Beef Salad With Asparagus and Broccoli is a healthy dish for lunch or dinner. The vegetables are quickly blanched and cooled, then tossed with the beef and a light ginger dressing.

The vegetables and dressing can be prepared ahead and chilled, then combined when mealtime arrives, making this an ideal salad to carry for lunch or an evening picnic. If you prepare the vegetables ahead, allow them to warm to room temperature before serving for best flavor. I think that you will find that this quick dinner recipe is perfect for a picnic and much healthier that the fried chicken that too often graces our picnic tables.

Quick Beef Salad With Asparagus and Broccoli

1/2 pound deli sliced roast beef

1 bunch fresh asparagus

1 bunch fresh asparagus

leaf lettuce

Ginger Dressing:

1/3 cup light soy sauce

1/4 cup white vinegar

3 tablespoons sesame oil

1-1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

1 teaspoon sugar

white pepper

1. Slice the asparagus diagonally into 2 inch pieces.

2. Cut the broccoli into bite size florets.

3. Slice the roast beef slices into strips of roast beef.

4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and blanche for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon or strainer and set aside to cool.

5. Add the broccoli to the same boiling water and blanch 30 seconds. Drain well and set aside to cool.

6. Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a small bowl.

7. Line serving bowl with leaf lettuce.

8. When the vegetables have cooled, toss together with the beef slices and dressing. Serve in lettuce lined bowl at room temperature.

Try this quick dinner recipe one night soon. The fresh flavors of this salad will make this a favorite.