Appetizer of the Week – Heirloom Tomato Salad

June 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Heirloom Tomato Salad. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Red Leaf Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Balsamic Glaze, Garlic, Basil, Pine Nuts, and Black Pepper. The Salad is 134 calories and 9 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!

Heirloom Tomato Salad
This simple salad is easy to prepare, pleasing to the eye, and packs in all the fresh and juicy flavor of heirloom tomatoes!

4 large leaves red leaf lettuce
2 large ripe heirloom or regular tomatoes, sliced (preferably 1 red and 1 yellow or green)
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, yellow or red, or combination
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic glaze*
1 small clove garlic, pressed or mashed
2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil or chopped chives
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
Black pepper (optional)

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1. Arrange lettuce leaves on 4 serving plates. Arrange tomatoes attractively on lettuce.

2. Whisk together oil, balsamic glaze and garlic in small bowl until emulsified and thick. Drizzle over salad.

3. Top with basil, pine nuts and pepper, if desired.

*Note: Look for balsamic glaze in the condiment section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 134 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Fiber: 4 g

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