Recipes for Diabetes: Mandarin Salad

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Salads, Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This 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 recipes for diabetes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. recipes for diabetes: mandarin salad

Mandarin Salad
Makes 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.

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.

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