3 Easy Salad Recipes to Help Control Diabetes

Not all salads are healthy, as some are loaded with hidden sugars and fats. But these easy to do salad recipes are tasty, mouthwatering and ideal in controlling diabetes.

Use the below recipes to pair with a hearty and healthy main course:

Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette


  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves or about 6 ounces
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the red onion and spinach in a large bowl, while stirring well with a whisk.
  2.  Add the 6 cups spinach and red onion.
  3. Toss to coat.

Endive and Cucumbers Salad


  • 200 grams of cucumbers
  • 90 grams of endives
  • 10 grams of black olives
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar Salt


  1. Prepare the endives. Peel and cut the cucumbers. Wash afterwards.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Seasoned with vinegar, salt and oil to taste

Cucumber Salad


  • 1 large English cucumber or 2 medium cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar


  1. 4 servings of about 1 cup each.
  2. Peel the cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise, whilescraping the seeds out using a spoon.
  3. Cut into very thin slices by using a food processor or knife. Put in a double layer of paper towel, while squeezing gently to remove any excess moisture.
  4. Mix together the salt, stevia and vinegar in a medium bowl. Stir to dissolve. Add the cucumbers andsesame seeds.
  5. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.
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