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Green Salad with Avocado and Beans
This salad contains healthy, monounsaturated fats and plenty of fiber. It’s nice and refreshing for summer. It makes 4 servings.
½ avocado, cut into bite-size pieces
½ cucumber, sliced
1 cup chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 cup kidney beans (or ½ cup of kidney beans and ½ cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed)
6 tablespoons bottled vinaigrette, or other dressing that uses olive oil or canola oil
4 to 6 cups salad greens
1. Toss avocado, cucumber, tomatoes and bans into a serving bowl. Toss with dressing; set aside in the refrigerator until needed.
2. Right before eating, toss the vegetables mixture with lettuce.
Calories from fat 45 percent
Total fat 7 grams
Cholesterol 0 milligrams
Sodium 660 milligrams
Carbohydrate 19 grams
Dietary fiber 7 grams
Protein 6 grams
E. Magee, Tell Me What to Eat if I have Diabetes. American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, The Career Press, Franklin, New Jersey, 1999.