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Salad Bar Gazpacho Salad

This tasty salad uses a light tomato-based dressing and is packed with greens and other nutrient-rich veggies. Buy as many of these vegetables as you can precut from your grocer’s salad bar to save on prep time.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Calories 160
  • Carbohydrate 25 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Dietary Fiber 6 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 230 mg
  • Potassium 420 mg

This Recipe Serves 5

Ingredients

2 cups chickpeas, red kidney beans, or black beans (from salad bar or canned, drained and rinsed)
1 ½ cups diced tomatoes
2/3 cup corn
2/3 cup diced cucumber
3 tablespoons diced red onion
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
¼ cup low-sodium tomato juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon mild or hot chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 cups mixed greens

Instructions

  1. Combine the beans, tomato, corn, cucumber, red onion, and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato juice, lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad and mix gently. Serve over the mixed greens.

From The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook by Robyn Webb

Photo: Salad Bar Gazpacho Salad. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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