In summer, when your garden is producing lots of fresh vegetables and herbs, whip up this fresh and healthy salad. Crisp-tender corn and beans, crunchy cucumber, and sweet cherry tomatoes are combined in a heavenly basil vinaigrette, resulting in a gorgeous and delicious side that works well with any main dish.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • For vinaigrette, combine basil, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Cover and process until the basil is finely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary. Add vinegar and mustard; cover and process until combined. With the processor running, slowly add oil in a steady stream until mixture is smooth.

  • Cut corn kernels from cobs; discard the cobs. Cook the corn and green beans in a large saucepan in a large amount of boiling water about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain again.

  • Combine the corn and beans, cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, and scallions in a large bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables; toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda Granular, Equal Spoonful or packets, or Sweet'N Low bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 104 cal., 12 g carb. (5 g sugars).

Nutrition Facts

109.3 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.1g 8% DV; sugars 6.4g; fat 5.8g 9% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 938.1IU 19% DV; vitamin c 22.2mg 37% DV; folate 39.1mcg 10% DV; calcium 23.8mg 2% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 29.6mg 11% DV; potassium 280.1mg 8% DV; sodium 97.8mg 4% DV.