Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Layered Mexican Salad

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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Layered Mexican Salad. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Shredded Lettuce, Green Onions, Fat Free Sour Cream, Picante Sauce, Lime, Sugar, Ground Cumin, Avocado, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Baked Tortilla Chips. The Dish is 118 calories and 10 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Layered Mexican Salad
If you’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo — or simply want to satisfy a craving for Mexican food — you’ll love this Mexican salad. It’s easy to make, low-carb and jam-packed with


1 package (10 ounces) shredded lettuce
1/2 cup chopped green onions (green and white parts)
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/3 cup medium picante sauce
1 medium lime, halved
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 medium avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2 ounces baked tortilla chips, coarsely crumbled

Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1. Place lettuce evenly in 13×9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with green onions.

2. Stir together sour cream, picante sauce, juice from half of lime, sugar and cumin in small bowl. Spoon evenly over lettuce and green onions. Place avocado evenly over sour cream layer. Squeeze remaining lime half evenly over avocado layer. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

3. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until serving. (May be prepared 8 hours in advance, if desired.) Sprinkle with crumbled tortilla chips before serving.

Variation: Add chopped fresh tomatoes to avocado layer. Sprinkle chip layer with chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 208 mg, Fiber: 3 g

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