Diabetic Salads

These tasty salads are ideal for those following a diet to help control diabetes.

Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

View Recipe: Autumn Apple and Spinach Salad

Field Salad with Roasted Leeks, Mushrooms, and Feta

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Field Salad with Roasted Leeks, Mushrooms, and Feta

Almost any kind of light dressing will work in this salad.

View Recipe: Field Salad with Roasted Leeks, Mushrooms, and Feta

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