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
• 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.
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)
Amy Riolo is an award-winning author, chef, and television personality. She is best known for teaching about culture, nutrition, and diabetes-friendly eating through global cuisine. Her book, The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, won the 2011 Nautilus Book Award.