Diabetic Cooking

Hearts of Palm Salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes.


  • 4 cups red leaf lettuce torn into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups Boston or Bibb lettuce torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (cherry tomatoes can be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup sliced canned hearts of palm
  • 1 cup fat-free herb-seasoned croutons
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Greek vinaigrette dressing


In a large bowl, combine lettuces, tomatoes, and hearts of palm. Right before serving, add croutons, pine nuts, and dressing; toss to coat.

Yield: 8 cups.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 90 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 230 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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

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