Diabetic Cooking

Salads

Parsley, pear, and walnut salad

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Chilling time: 2 hours.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh curly parsley (about 1/3 pound)
  • 1 medium Bosc pear (about 5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 10 red seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup fat-free raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing

Directions

Wash and dry parsley, then remove stems and any discolored leaves. Chop parsley to make about 2 cups, and set aside. Cut the pear in half and remove core with a melon baller. Leaving the skin on, cut pear into half-inch dice. Combine parsley, pear, walnuts, cheese, cranberries, and grapes in a medium salad bowl. Add dressing, and toss. Chill for 2 hours prior to serving for best flavor.

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 155, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 164 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.