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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Vietnamese Steak and Asparagus Salad

  • prep: 25 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Johnny Miller




  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (from 5 limes)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 bunch large asparagus, trimmed and thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced red or green chile, seeded if desired
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound minute steaks (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for grilling


  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, whisk together fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar.

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl combine asparagus, carrot, bell pepper, and chile. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Brush steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a grill or grill pan to high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Grill steaks about 3 minutes per side (for medium). Add 3 tablespoons sauce to asparagus salad and toss. Top steak with salad and serve with remaining sauce.



Reviews (1)

  • lwhelan 28 May, 2013

    WINNER! So delicious. I made my salad a tad too spicy, but we ate it all up anyway! So fresh and springy. I recommend this highly.