Oriental salad

Posted on August 3, 2009. Filed under: Diabetes/diabetic recipe, Starter | Tags: , , , |

These colourful vegetables are dressed in a delicious garlic and basil flavoured dressing. The lemon and basil dressing in this salad serves as an excellent source of vitamin C which further aids in the absorption of iron from our diet. If you cannot find fresh basil, substitute it with ¼ teaspoon of dried basil, as dried herbs are more potent than fresh herbs.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 2 mins.

Serves 4.

½ cup spring onions, diced
½ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
½ cup baby corn, diced and blanched
¾ cup bean sprouts
½ cup red and green capsicums, cubed
½ cup cucumber, diced
For the dressing
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 sachet sugar substitute
salt and pepper to taste
For the dressing
1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté till it browns lightly.
2. Add the basil leaves and mix well. Cool completely.
3. Add the lemon juice, sugar substitute, salt and pepper and mix well.
How to proceed
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss lightly. Refrigerate.
2. Just before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss well.
3. Serve immediately.

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