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Diabetes Bites - curated collection of recipes for type 1 & type 2 diabetes

A curated collection of recipes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by a diabetes educator and nutritionist, complete with nutritional information.

Jennifer Aniston Salad

Original recipe: eatingbirdfood.com

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup quinoa or bulgur wheat, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup mint, chopped
  • ? cup red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup roasted and salted pistachios, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about 5-6 Tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Rinse and drain quinoa. Add quinoa and water to a small pot and bring the water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together cooked quinoa, cucumber, parsley, mint, red onion, pistachios, chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and feta.
  3. Serve immediately or let the salad chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
  4. Store salad in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.

PRO-TIPS:

Feel free to use bulgur if desired. Add bulgur and water to a small pot and bring the water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 12 minutes. Drain off any access water. Fluff with a fork and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

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