Taking Charge of Diabetes with this Recipe for Salad Greens with Hoisin-Plum Dressing

A new cookbook offers easy-to-prepare recipes to keep blood glucose levels and heart health in check. Try the Salad Greens with Hoisin-Plum Dressing or the Goat Cheese and Garlic Spread to start.

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Diabetes & Heart Healthy Meals for Two
Diabetes & Heart Healthy Meals for Two

Post testers agree that the meals from Diabetes & Heart Healthy Meals for Two will satisfy most appetites—whether or not people have diabetes or heart disease.

The new cookbook offers delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes to control blood glucose levels and boost heart health. Quick Herb-Tomato Soup, Zucchini-Tomato Salad, Salad Greens with Hoisin-Plum Dressing (shown in picture above), and Broccoli with Lemon-Dijon Sauce are some of our favorites. For starters, here’s how to make the tasty salad and a simple, four-ingredient appetizer.

Salad Greens with Hoisin-Plum Dressing
Salad Greens with Hoisin-Plum Dressing

Salad Greens with Hoisin-Plum Dressing

(makes 2 servings)

Salad Hoisin-Plum Dressing

  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 tablespoons plum sauce
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (extra dry roasted virgin preferred)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

In small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Mound salad greens in salad bowls. Arrange the snow peas on top. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Goat Cheese and Garlic Spread

(makes 2 servings)

  • 3/4 ounce low-fat soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, snipped

Combine first three ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and serve on raw vegetables such as cucumbers and bell peppers.

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