Diabetic Cooking

Salads

Spinach salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups fresh spinach, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • Bottled light creamy Italian salad dressing

Directions

Combine tomatoes and hot water in a small bowl; let stand 15 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, spinach, onion, and mushrooms; toss gently. Drain tomatoes and chop, add to spinach mixture and toss again. Arrange salad evenly on 6 salad plates. Drizzle 2 tablespoons dressing over each plate.

Yield: 9 cups. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 78, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 423 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.


This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.