Protein-Packed Dinner

Asparagus with Skirt Steak and Grapefruit Salsa

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Asparagus with Skirt Steak and Grapefruit Salsa

Asparagus with Skirt Steak and Grapefruit Salsa - crispy asparagus spears, juicy beef and tangy grapefruit salsa. Photo: Marieke Dammann

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Health Score:
91 / 100
55 min.

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Nutritional values

The large amounts of potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and manganese in asparagus activate more than 300 enzymes that strengthen the entire organism and heart and balance our electrolyte balance.

Grapefruits contain some secondary plant compounds that can cause interactions with certain drugs. You should therefore ask your doctor whether you could experience any negative interactions.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie312 cal.(15 %)
Protein27 g(28 %)
Fat13 g(11 %)
Carbohydrates20 g(13 %)
Sugar added1.5 g(6 %)
Roughage3.3 g(11 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E4 mg(33 %)
Vitamin K68 μg(113 %)
Vitamin B₁0.5 mg(50 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin14 mg(117 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate161 μg(54 %)
Pantothenic acid1.7 mg(28 %)
Biotin7.8 μg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁₂5.2 μg(173 %)
Vitamin C68 mg(72 %)
Potassium846 mg(21 %)
Calcium182 mg(18 %)
Magnesium61 mg(20 %)
Iron3.7 mg(25 %)
Iodine14 μg(7 %)
Zinc5.6 mg(70 %)
Saturated fatty acids6 g
Uric acid170 mg
Cholesterol84 mg
Development of this recipe:


18 ozs white or green Asparagus
2 Tbsps Agave syrup
1 Tbsp butter
1 Grapefruit
½ bunch scallions
½ bunch cilantro
1 Tbsp olive oil
Red pepper flakes
4 sprigs thyme
1 oz Gruyere
2 Tbsps whole grain breadcrumbs
14 ozs Skirt Steak
to taste: coarse Sea salt
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Agave syrupolive oilthymesaltGrapefruit

Preparation steps


Wash and peel the asparagus and cut off the woody ends. Place the asparagus spears on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon salt, 1 Tablespoon agave syrup, and 1 Tablespoon melted butter over the asparagus and bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for about 20 minutes.


Meanwhile, for the grapefruit salsa, peel the grapefruit and cut out the fruit fillets between the separating skins. Wash and clean the spring onions and cut into rings. Wash coriander, shake dry and chop. Mix everything with olive oil and remaining agave syrup, season with salt, pepper and chili flakes and put aside.


Wash the thyme, shake dry and pluck the leaves. Grate the cheese. Mix breadcrumbs with thyme, cheese and remaining butter.


Remove asparagus from the oven and spread the crumb-cheese mixture on the asparagus. Then bake in the oven at 425°F for another 10 minutes until golden brown.


In the meantime, pat the steaks dry and sear them in a hot grill pan on both sides for 5-7 minutes at high heat. Remove the steaks from the pan and let them rest for 5 minutes. Then cut into strips and sprinkle with sea salt as desired. Arrange the asparagus with the steaks and the salsa.