Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Chopped Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

(makes 8 servings)

8cups (440 g) chopped iceberg lettuce
1medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
3plum tomatoes, diced
2ribs celery, thinly sliced
8radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
1medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1medium carrot, peeled and diced
1/3cup (80 ml) buttermilk
1/2ounce (15 g) crumbled blue cheese
1tablespoon (15 ml) light mayonnaise
1tablespoon (15 ml) red wine vinegar
1teaspoon (5 ml) Worcestershire sauce
1teaspoon (5 ml) well-drained capers (optional)
1/2teaspoon (2.5 ml) freshly ground pepper
  1. Combine the lettuce, cucumber, tomato, celery, radishes, bell pepper, and carrot in a large salad bowl. Lightly toss.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad and toss lightly to coat.
Per serving:44 calories (28% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 2 g total fat (0.6 g saturated fat), 7 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 2 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 vegetable), 1/2 fat



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