Diabetes Diet: Blood Orange Salad

Blood oranges are lovely to look at, delicious, and pack a healthy dose of soluble fiber and vitamin C.

What's more, they're on the American Diabetes Association's list of top 10 superfoods to include in your daily diet because they have a low glycemic index and provide key nutrients. Here's a tasty way to incorporate them into your meal plan.

This recipe serves: 6


4 blood oranges (about 1 pound total), peeled and sliced into rounds

2 green onions, finely chopped

Juice of one orange

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

¼ tsp unrefined sea salt

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Pinch crushed red chili flakes

Cooking instructions

Place orange slices on a large platter and scatter green onions over the top

In a small bowl, whisk orange juice and olive oil together and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red chili flakes. Drizzle over salad and serve immediately.

Nutritional information

Per serving:

Calories 97

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 12 g

Fiber 2 g

Sugar 10 g

Fat 5 g

Saturated fat 1 g

Cholesterol 0 g

Sodium 81 mg

Recipes and photo reprinted with permission from The Italian Diabetes Cookbook, by Amy Riolo (American Diabetes Association, 2016)