This recipe for mandarin salad is chock-full of great, vegetable-based fiber to help balance blood sugar levels. And the sesame oil and citrus lend a spicy tang to satisfy your taste buds. You can find this and other delicious diabetic diet recipes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook.
Recipe for Mandarin Salad
4 servings (8 cups)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon xylitol
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
4 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and drained
2 cups lettuce (preferably romaine)
½ cup celery, chopped
2 green onions, with green tops, sliced
1 cup (or one small can) mandarin oranges in water, chilled, drained, and patted dry
¼ cup almonds, sliced and blanched
Prepare dressing by stirring together oils, lemon juice, xylitol, and soy sauce.
Tear spinach and lettuce into bite-sized pieces and mix in a large bowl with celery and green onions.
Just before serving, add oranges and dressing to greens and toss well. Top with almonds and serve.
Enjoy your mandarin salad!
Nutritional information per serving: calories: 146; total fat: 9 grams; cholesterol: 0 mg; sodium: 197 mg; carbs: 14 grams; fiber: 3 grams; protein: 4 grams.