This barbecued steak with grilled asparagus and sweet mustard dressing has to be one of my favourite summer recipes – it really is a game changer! Not only is it simple, time-effective it’s also a crowd pleaser, being both nutritious and delicious.
WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT IT?
Asparagus is a summer vegetable that is a great source of fibre (good poos) , folate (healthy hormones amongst MANY other things), vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium (a trace mineral that is used to support healthy blood sugar regulation).
Red meat provides the body with heme iron, a form of iron that is much more easily absorbed by the body than non heme iron (found in plant based products). Steak also supplies the body with a source of vitamin B12, which helps make DNA and keeps nerve and red blood cells healthy, and zinc, which keeps our skin healthy and the immune system on it’s toes.
Olive oil is a wonderful source of antioxidants that have been linked to the prevention of chronic diseases. It also has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties known to reduce inflammatory markers such as C-Reactive Protein in controlled trials. But it has to be the right kind! Are you buying the best olive oil available? And more importantly, are you storing it correctly?
SERVING SUGGESTION: Always serve this recipe with an additional side salad. Why, I hear you ask? I tell all here. 🙂Print