Monday, May 1, 2017

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} (MOTHER'S DAY) Spring Wedge with Strawberry-Basil Vinaigrette (Diabetic-Friendly)


Spring Wedge with Strawberry-Basil Vinaigrette

  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 7


  •  2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed and sliced
  •  cups halved lengthwise and thinly sliced seedless cucumber
  •  1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  •  tablespoons olive oil
  •  tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  •  tablespoon honey 
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •  tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  •  teaspoons poppy seeds
  •  cups sliced celery (4 stalks)
  •  cup thinly sliced radishes
  •  1/3 cup pecan pieces, toasted
  •  heads butterhead (Boston or bibb) lettuce, trimmed and quartered
  •  ounces soft goat cheese (chevre) or feta cheese, crumbled


  1.  For strawberry vinaigrette, in a food processor, combine 1 cup of the strawberries, 1/3 cup of the cucumber, the vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, and pepper. Cover and process until pureed. Stir in basil and poppy seeds.
  2.  In a medium bowl, toss together the remaining 1-1/2 cups strawberries, the remaining 1-2/3 cups cucumber, the celery, radishes, and pecans.
  3.  Place a lettuce wedge on each of 12 salad plates. Top each with about 1/2 cup of the celery mixture. Drizzle each with about 2 tablespoons of the strawberry vinaigrette. Sprinkle with crumbled cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 12
PER SERVING: 100 cal., 7 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 4 mg chol., 75 mg sodium, 7 g carb. (2 g fiber, 4 g sugars), 2 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Fat (d.e): 1.5; Vegetables (d.e): 1;


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