Diabetic Cooking

Cool tomato, cucumber, and onion toss

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Chilling time: 30 minutes (optional).


  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 1 cucumber (about 8 inches long)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing


Cut tomato into bite-size pieces and place in a serving dish. Peel cucumber and remove seeds if desired. Cut cucumber into bite-size pieces and add to tomato. Thinly slice onion and separate into rings; you should have about 1 cup of rings. Add onion and dressing to other vegetables; toss to coat. Chill for 30 minutes if desired to allow the flavors to blend.

Yield: about 4 cups.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (about 1 cup).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 40 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 185 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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

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