Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Four Leaf Salad with Mint Vinaigrette


Servings: 4
Prep time:


  • 12 leaves red leaf lettuce
  • 8 leaves Boston lettuce
  • 8 fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
  • ½ small head of curly endive
  • 2 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tbs minced fresh mint
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • strips of lemon zest for garnish (optional)


  1. Wash and dry the salad greens. Tear into bite-size pieces. Combine in a medium salad bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, lemon zest, and mint. Whisk in olive oil. Drizzle over greens and toss.
  3. Divide salad between 4 salad plates, and, if using, garnish each with strips of lemon zest.


Nutrition Information

Per serving: 88 calories (66% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 7 g total fat (1.0 g saturated fat), 6 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 46 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1 vegetable), 1 1/2 fat



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