3 Easy Salad Recipes to Help Control Diabetes

When you hear about a meal called salad you immediately refer to a healthy food, however not every salad is healthy one especially if it contains sauces which are full with hidden sugars and fats. Here below, we will present you with three healthy salad recipes that will help you in controlling diabetes.

These side dishes always combine it with a healthy main course.

  1. Endive and Cucumbers Salad

Needed Ingredients:

  • 90 grams of endives
  • 200 grams of cucumbers
  • 10 grams of black olives
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

How to prepare it:

First you need to prepare the endives. Then you should peel and cut the cucumbers. Wash them afterwards. Take a bowl and mix all ingredients. Season the salad with vinegar, salt and oil at your own wish.

  1. Spinach Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette

Needed Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of baby spinach leaves or approximately 6 ounces
  • 1/4 cup of sliced red onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grounded black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

How to prepare it:

First take a large bowl and mix all ingredients, except the red onion and spinach, and stir them well with a whisk. Include the six cups of spinach and red onion, and toss to coat.

  1. Cucumber Salad

Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 large English cucumber or 2 medium cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar

How to prepare it:

This salad is for 4 servings of about 1 cup each. First peel the cucumbers, but leave green stripes of peel. Then you slice them in half lengthwise, and you remove the seeds by scraping them out with a spoon. Now you have to cut it in thin slices by either using a knife or food processor. Put the slices on a double layer of paper towel so that you remove the excess moisture by squeezing. Take a medium bowl and mix the stevia, salt and vinegar, and stir them until they dissolve. When this is done add the cucumbers and sesame seeds. Toss it well and serve it instantly.

 

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