Diabetic Cooking


Zesty broccoli salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Chilling time: 1–2 hours.


  • 4 cups fresh small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup thinly sliced purple onion rings
  • 1/2 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian dressing
  • 2 tablespoons dry-roasted sunflower seeds


Combine all ingredients in a serving dish and toss to coat well. Refrigerate for 1–2 hours to allow flavors to blend. Toss again before serving.

Yield: 4 1/2 cups. Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 75, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 110 mg, Fiber: 2 g

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

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.