Serving this salad combo at room temperature helps the full flavor of the veggies come through.

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut tomatoes into wedges. Cut sweet pepper into small squares. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, sweet pepper, zucchini, red onion and parsley; set aside.

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  • For dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine oil, vinegar, the water, thyme or basil and garlic. Cover; shake well. Pour over vegetable mixture. Toss lightly to coat.

  • Let mixture stand at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Or cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours, stirring once or twice. Let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before serving.) If desired, garnish with pine nuts (see Tip). Serve with a slotted spoon.

Tips

Tip: To toast pine nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 5.3g; dietary fiber 1.2g; sugars 3.3g; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 0.7g; vitamin a iu 573.9IU; vitamin c 26.3mg; folate 16.8mcg; calcium 15.2mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 12.7mg; potassium 203mg; sodium 6.7mg.
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