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…another healthy cooking recipe from the Quick & Healthy Cookbooks

This easy salad is especially good when fresh vegetables are in season. The basil adds a wonderful flavor to this colorful salad. This recipe also works well in diabetic menus.

1 medium tomato, sliced and quartered (about 1 cup)
1 cup sliced cucumber, not peeled
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients. Let set out for 30 minutes to 1 hour, at room temperature, before serving. Serve alone or on a lettuce leaf.

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Makes 4 servings, 3 cups
Each Serving

3/4 cup
Carb Servings

1 vegetable
Nutrient Analysis
calories 28
total fat 0g
saturated fat 0g
cholesterol 0mg
sodium 6mg
total carbohydrate 6g
dietary fiber 1g
sugars 2g
protein 1g

Source: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition, ©2008 Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general population, a division of the American Diabetes Association; retail $18.95; to order call 1-800-232-6733 Or ORDER NOW

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Recipe updated August 1, 2014

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