Not all salads are healthy, as some are loaded with hidden sugars and fats. But these easy to do salad recipes are tasty, mouthwatering and ideal in controlling diabetes.
Use the below recipes 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. Combine all the ingredients, except the red onion and spinach in a large bowl, while stirring well with a whisk.
2. Add the 6 cups spinach and red onion.
3. Toss to coat.
2. Endive and Cucumbers Salad
200 grams of cucumbers
90 grams of endives
10 grams of black olives
1. Prepare the endives. Then peel and cut the cucumbers. Wash afterwards.
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. 4 servings of about 1 cup each.
2. Peel the cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Then slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise, while scraping the seeds out using a spoon.
3. Cut into very 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 to dissolve. Then add the cucumbers and sesame seeds.
5. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.