These tasty salads are ideal for those following a diet to help control diabetes.
August 26, 2013
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Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette
You would think all salads are healthy, but some can be loaded with hidden fat and sugar. These salads are slimmed down and perfect for a diabetic diet. First is our Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette.
Use this simple and fast recipe to pair with pasta dishes or a meaty main course. The light, crisp, and tasty blend will accentuate a heavier meal.
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Creole Tomato Salad
This simple no-cook salad is one of the best ways to highlight heirloom tomatoes, with its counterpoint of pungent raw onion and a light Dijon vinaigrette.
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Persimmon-Walnut Oil Salad
This simple salad is made special with the use of high-quality ingredients. Choose crisp, globe-shaped Fuyu persimmons, which remain firm even when ripe. The heart-shaped Hachiya persimmon, which does not become sweet until its flesh is quite soft, is better suited for baking.
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Summer Peach and Tomato Salad
Simplicity has never looked so beautiful. A stunning combination of skin-on peaches and heirloom tomatoes of various colors, sizes, and shapes creates a sweet-savory salad that pairs well with grilled pork.
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Field Salad with Pears and Blue Cheese
Ready in just 5 minutes, this colorful salad is best when pears are in season and fresh walnuts are abundant.
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Autumn Apple and Spinach Salad
Goldrush, a recent apple cultivar, has a nice balance of sweetness and acidity that's ideal for this salad. Other suitable varieties include Albemarle (Newtown) Pippin, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Golden Russet, and Roxbury Russet.
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Field Salad with Roasted Leeks, Mushrooms, and Feta
Almost any kind of light dressing will work in this salad.