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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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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 calories; 7.4 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 72 mg sodium. 302 mg potassium; 7.3 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 2.2 g protein; 4353 IU vitamin a iu; 68 mg vitamin c; 63 mcg folate; 58 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 20 mg magnesium;