What is a radish appetizer recipe for people with diabetes?

The zesty kick of radishes and the robust flavor of goat cheese are guaranteed to wake up your taste buds. This appetizer is a great choice for people with diabetes: Radishes are a non-starchy vegetable low in calories and carbs.

Radish Wreath with Cumin Goat Cheese


24 radishes (with leaves)
2 oz goat cheese
1tsp cold water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin


1. Cut leaves off of radishes, leaving 1" stem.
2. Scrub radishes clean. Wash and dry leaves.
3. Arrange leaves around serving platter.
4. Slice radishes in half.
5. In small bowl, whisk goat cheese, water, salt, and cumin until well blended.
6. Place a dollop of seasoned cheese on each radish half. Arrange garnished radishes on leaves.
7. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 24 servings

Calories 3.3
Total Carbs 0.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Potassium 105.9 mg
Protein 0.2 g
Sodium 29.5 mg

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