There's nothing like a good cut of marinated meat to make a dinner salad anything but mundane. Add some fresh asparagus for a taste of spring.
The weather is warming up, which means one thing when it comes to cooking dinner. That's right, it is time to fire up the grill. Cooking a meal on the barbecue is not only quick and easy, but the clean-up is a breeze. Whip up this quick marinade in the morning and let the steak rest in it all day, soaking up the flavors of the crushed rosemary, garlic and balsamic vinegar.
Shortly before dinnertime, cook the steak on the barbecue, followed by the asparagus. The dressing can be whisked, the lettuce torn and the red bell pepper chopped while the steak is cooking to medium-rare perfection. If there is some steak left over, tuck it inside of a wrap sandwich the next day, with some store-bought pesto and fresh vegetables.