Beef and Asparagus on Lettuce Leaves {Recipe}

Beef and Asparagus on Lettuce Leaves {Recipe}

This elegant looking snack is easy to prepare, low in carbs and packed with healthy protein and greens. You can dip the individual beef and asparagus spears in the sauce or wrap them all up in the lettuce and gobble it down. Delicious finger food snack for little ones too!

Beef and Asparagus on Lettuce Leaves

Yield: 4 servings

Beef and Asparagus on Lettuce Leaves with Thai Chili and Ginger Dipping Sauce

Beef and Asparagus on Lettuce Leaves {Recipe}
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 lbs flank steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • 4 heads of asparagus, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 12 baby romaine or butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Billy Bee honey
  • 4 tablespoons Thai chili and ginger dipping sauce


1. Marinate the steak in the soy sauce, fish sauce, and honey for at least one hour, and up to 24.

2. Blanch the pieces of asparagus in a pot of salted boiling water for one minute. Refresh in ice water, drain, and leave on a paper towel.

3. Remove the steak pieces from the marinade. Heat the oil in a frying pan and sear the steak pieces, approximately one minute on each side.

4. Place a few pieces of asparagus into a lettuce leaf. Top with a few pieces of steak. Serve with Thai chili and ginger dipping sauce

Beef and Asparagus on Lettuce Leaves {Recipe}

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32 responses to “Beef and Asparagus on Lettuce Leaves {Recipe}”

  1. This looks absolutely amazing, can’t wait to make it.

  2. This looks so delicious. I am going to have to try this. I appreciate you sharing it.

  3. a nice light snack

  4. Being diabetic, I’m always on the lookout for delicious low carb snacks and meals and this is perfect! I love asparagus and there’s also great protein here, so it’s a winner for sure!

  5. This would make a delicious lunch

  6. THIS, is what I want to eat tonight!

  7. Wow that is an elegant and tasty looking snack!

  8. Oh wow. YUM. Looks like a perfect lunch!

  9. Oh wow, that is a lovely presentation! And it looks yummy too!

  10. Asparagus, chili, ginger and lettuce – some of my favourite foods

  11. Looks yummy and healthy. I’ve been looking for ways to change up what I do with my asparagus

  12. Sounds like a very interesting combination.

  13. Been craving this one, since you first posted it….

  14. This is a nice simple recipe that I bet taste delicious! I think my hubby would like this recipe. Added to the summer dinner list!

  15. I love my asparagus, though I must admit it took me a while to get used to it being green! In Europe it’s mostly the white variety. This is wonderfully displayed, if it tastes half as good as it looks this is a winner 🙂

  16. Yum, I love the sounds of this recipe and the dipping sauce especially!

  17. How elegant! This would be perfect for an at home date night with my husband. So yummy

  18. looks and sounds delish thanks for sharing the recipe , i am always looking for something new to make , will be making this 🙂

  19. What a fun, light meal! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Thank you for sharing this delicious low carb snack that we will really appreciate.My husband needs good recipes like this for his diabetic diet.

  21. I would love this for lunch!

  22. This looks delicious and healthy and I’m going to have to try it soon!

  23. interesting combination and healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I have yet to find the Thai Chili and Ginger Dipping Sauce in stores in my area

  25. That presentation just makes this dish. Sounds delicious.

  26. Finally found the ingredients to make this,delicious just deliciious

  27. This makes a beautiful light dinner

  28. This looks so refreshing and a perfect time of year to showcase asparagus. Oh I want to try this!

  29. sounds scrumptious , thanks for sharing i will def be trying it out , i love new meal ideas !

  30. a simple light lunch

  31. A nice and simple lunch or dinner.

  32. I’m not a fan of fish but when I looked up the fish sauce they said to use it in place of soy sauce or salt, so I’m going the other direction and will try this with soy sauce, lol. It looks so good! I’d love the Chilli and Ginger dipping sauce!

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