Packed with flavor, this salad is full of fruit, vegetables and fresh herbs. Sprnkle with almonds for an extra crunch.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, soy sauce, and red wine vinegar; set aside. Using a vegetable peeler, cut zucchini and yellow summer squash into long thin strips.

  • In a large salad bowl, combine zucchini, yellow summer squash, basil, cilantro, apricots, green onions, plums, sweet pepper, and ginger; toss to mix well.

  • Drizzle dressing over zucchini mixture; toss until coated. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.


Tips: Choose a fruity olive oil.

Choose Truvia(R) Natural Sweetener as a sugar substitute. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 146 calories, 16 g carb., 10 g sugar.

If apricots and/or plums are out of season, you can use grapes or strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 18.5g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.9g 15% DV; sugars 13g; fat 8.8g 14% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 2310.8IU 46% DV; vitamin c 50.1mg 83% DV; folate 47.2mcg 12% DV; calcium 61.6mg 6% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 46.8mg 17% DV; potassium 476.8mg 13% DV; sodium 103.9mg 4% DV.