Diabetic Cooking

Melon and butter lettuce salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes.


  • 1 small head butter lettuce, chopped (approximately 3 cups)
  • 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar


Place lettuce, melon, cucumber, and green pepper in a salad bowl. Whisk together salad oil, pepper, and vinegar and pour over salad. Toss salad and serve immediately.

Yield: 7 cups.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 61 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 6 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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

This recipe was developed by Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian and freelance writer in Southern California.