This easy and quick vegetable side salad is tossed with a homemade low-fat French dressing and sprinkled with Cheddar cheese. If you're short on time or don't have ingredients on hand to make your own dressing, substitute a bottled reduced-calorie French salad dressing.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tomato juice, vinegar, honey, paprika, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, ground pepper, and salt in a blender. With the blender running, slowly add olive oil through the hole in the lid; continue blending until mixture reaches desired consistency.

  • Combine romaine, spinach, curly endive, arugula, bell pepper strips, red onion, and cherry tomatoes. Top with carrot curls and Cheddar. Serve with dressing.


Tip: To make carrot curls, use a vegetable peeler to cut long thin strips of carrot; curl and secure with toothpicks. Place in a bowl of ice water for 1 hour. Remove toothpicks before adding carrot curls to salad.

To make ahead: Make the dressing (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to one week .

Nutrition Facts

99.1 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 7.3g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.1g 8% DV; sugars 4.5g; fat 7.4g 11% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterol 3.7mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 4352.7IU 87% DV; vitamin c 68.4mg 114% DV; folate 62.9mcg 16% DV; calcium 58.5mg 6% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 20.2mg 7% DV; potassium 301.6mg 8% DV; sodium 72.2mg 3% DV.