Spring salad

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

A colourful salad that’s sure to appeal to your taste buds as well your eyes. This fibre rich salad will also add plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Since vitamin C is a very volatile nutrient, it should be added just before serving, so do use freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can also add a dash of finely chopped garlic to this dressing if you like.
Wash the spinach and lettuce in ice cold water to keep them crisp. Then dry them by placing them on a dry towel, so that they absorb the dressing well.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : Nil.

Serves 4.

For the salad
1 cup spinach (palak) leaves, washed and torn
2 cups lettuce, washed and torn
2 large oranges, peeled and segmented
1 cup bean sprouts
2 spring onions, chopped
To be mixed into a dressing
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Method
1. Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate.
2. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss well.
3. Serve immediately.
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