Did you know that not every salad is healthy? Many salads are loaded with sugars and fats. Here are 3 salad recipes that are easy to make and taste delicious, and the best part about them is the fact that they will help you control diabetes.
Use the recipes below to pair with a hearty and healthy main course:
1. Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette
- 6 cups baby spinach leaves or about 6 ounces
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup sliced red onion
- 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1. Mix together all of the ingredients, besides the red onion and spinach, in a large bowl and stir them well with a whisk.
2. Add the 6 cups of spinach and red onion.
3. Toss to distribute the ingredients evenly.
2. Endive and Cucumbers Salad
- 200 grams of cucumbers
- 90 grams of endives
- 10 grams of black olives
- Olive oil
1. Cut the endives into pieces. Then peel and cut the cucumbers.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
3. Seasoned with vinegar, salt and oil to taste
3. Cucumber Salad
- 1 large English cucumber or 2 medium cucumbers
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon stevia
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
1. You’ll get 4 servings from 1 cup.
2. Peel and cut the cucumbers in half circles, scrap the seeds out of the cucumber with a spoon.
3. Make sure to cut it into thin slices by using a food processor or knife. Then put in a double layer of paper towel, while squeezing gently to remove any excess moisture.
4. Mix together the salt, stevia and vinegar in a medium bowl. Stir until it dissolves Then add the cucumbers and sesame seeds.
5. Toss well to combine all the ingredients and serve right after.