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


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


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

1 cup
99 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 7.3g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 4.5g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 3.7mg; vitamin a iu 4352.7IU; vitamin c 68.4mg; folate 62.9mcg; calcium 58.5mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 20.2mg; potassium 301.6mg; sodium 72.2mg.

1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 vegetable