Diabetic Soups & Salads

Look here for a fabulous array of soups and salads that fall within nutritional guidelines for people living with diabetes.

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Ginger-Tomato Salad
Ginger-Tomato Salad

    Mix yellow and red tomatoes for showy color in this Ginger-Tomato Salad. A ginger vinaigrette made with honey and rice vinegar gives tomatoes a dash of pizzazz without masking their wonderful sweet flavor.

Cream of Roasted Fennel Soup

    The perfect balance of vegetable flavors in this creamy rich roasted fennel soup (with just a hint of grapefruit) will have your guests positively swooning.

Southern Black-Eyed Pea Salad

    The tender beige bean with the black eye is popular all over the South in scrumptious dishes, such as this summer squash and tomato medley.

Chunky Minestrone

    Minestrone is Italian for "big soup," and this one is big indeed -- full of zucchini, onion, and carrot. For a vegetarian version, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

Onion and Mushroom Soup

    This hearty soup combines the natural sweetness of caramelized onions with the nutlike flavor of wild rice and the woodsy flavor of fresh mushrooms.

Grilled Corn Salad

    Corn, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and fresh oregano make this beguiling salad a delight. A simple bottled dressing splashes on the flavor in this Grilled Corn Salad -- just choose the reduced-calorie version.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

    Chunks of chicken and vegetables share the bowl with lightly cooked greens and plump, cheesy tortellini. This chicken tortellini soup recipe is full of mushrooms, carrots, purple kale, tarragon, and cheese tortellini for a hearty and delicious soup.

Corn and Green Bean Salad

    This tasty vegetable salad, made with green beans instead of limas, gives succotash a new twist.

Teriyaki Beef Soup

    This beef soup recipe, flavored with apple juice, rice, ginger, garlic, and teriyaki sauce, makes a quick and easy meal.

Spicy Seafood Stew

    Boneless fish fillets and whole shrimp simmer with garlic, herbs, and Cajun spices in a bayou blockbuster of a stew.

Salmon Chowder

    Try rosy-pink salmon in this great chowder chock-full of corn, potatoes, and dill.

Quick-to-Fix Turkey and Rice Soup

    Use leftover turkey, frozen mixed vegetables, and some tomatoes to prepare this hearty soup in less than 30 minutes.

Quick Hamburger Soup

    Combine extra-lean ground beef and turkey breast for low-fat beefy flavor in this Quick Hamburger Soup. Thanks to this super easy recipe, you can feed a crowd in practically no time.

Terrific Tortellini Salad

    Brightly colored vegetables lurking among cheese-filled tortellini make this dish visually appealing and delicious.

Colorados (Red Bean Soup)

    The smoky flavor of ham teams with a medley of vegetables and beans to make this low-fat bean-and-beef soup a standout.

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

    Boost the nutty flavor by toasting walnuts in the oven until golden for this Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts.

Chilled Lemony Pea Soup

    Refreshing pea and mint soup has a hint of lemon. This cold soup is a light and refreshing starter made for sipping. To serve it hot, transfer the soup mixture to a saucepan after blending. Cook and stir over low heat until it's just heated through. Serve immediately.

Grilled Red Onion and Corn Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

    Grilling the sweet peppers for this Grilled Red Onion and Corn Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette gives the vinaigrette a tantalizing smoky flavor.

Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Soup

    This Asian soup abounds with flavor-packed ingredients, such as soy sauce, five-spice powder, and ginger. It's a new twist on an old favorite.

Cranberry-Turkey Spinach Salad

    Great for leftover turkey or a main course salad, this medley of spinach turkey and cranberry sauce is light yet filling. Use hors d'oeuvre cutters to cut the cranberry sauce for this Cranberry-Turkey Spinach Salad into tiny stars or other shapes.

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