Tangy italian salad

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

Firm ripe tomatoes are combined with cool cucumbers and crisp lettuce leaves tossed in low fat basil flavoured vinaigrette.
Tomatoes provide vitamin A and fibre while lettuce and cucumbers contribute fibre as well as vitamin C and iron.

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

For the salad
2 cups tomatoes (quartered and deseeded)
1 cup cucumber, sliced
2 cups lettuce leaves, torn into pieces
To be mixed into a dressing
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine all the ingredients in a salad bowl and chill thoroughly.
2. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss well.
3. Serve immediately.

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