What is a cucumber salad recipe for people with diabetes?

This Thai-inspired cucumber salad uses a small amount of sweet and sour dressing to coat thinly sliced cucumbers. Nutrient-rich cucumbers contain vitamins C and K, along with potassium -- plus they’re low in carbs. Add it all up: They’re perfect for people with diabetes.

Peanut Cucumber Salad


1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt, to taste (optional)
3 medium cucumbers, (about 1 1/2 pounds; English cucumbers preferred)
1/2 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped


1. In medium bowl, whisk vinegar, sugar, and salt.
2. Peel cucumbers, if desired, and cut into very thin slivers. Add to dressing and toss. Sprinkle with salt and peanuts. Serve.
Makes 8 servings
Note: Optional items are not included in nutritional facts.

Calories 31.5
Total Carbs 4.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Total Fat 1.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Potassium 15 mg
Protein 1.7 g
Sodium 0.1 mg

Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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