Since all of our recipes have the necessary protein and most of the carbs, all that’s needed to finish the meal is some fresh summer fruit, or fat-free, sugar-free ice cream or sorbet. Our first recipe is one to make when you have extra seafood from a previous night’s grilling. Use shrimp, scallops, lobster, or any firm fish such as salmon, tuna, or swordfish.
- 1 pound (480 g) cooked salmon fillets
- 8 ounces (240 g) small or medium shell pasta, cooked au dente and drained
- 2 vine ripe tomatoes, about 1 pound (480g) total, seeded and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 pound (240 g) asparagus, tough ends removed, simmered until just crisp-cooked, refreshed in ice water, and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) sections
- 1/4 cup (14 g) fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup (14 g) fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/3 (80 ml) cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
- freshly ground pepper
- Break the salmon into bite-sized chunks and place in a large serving bowl. Add the pasta, tomatoes, bell pepper, shallot, garlic, asparagus, basil and parsley.
- Toss with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt (if using) and pepper. Serve either at room temperature or cold.
Per serving: 331 calories (24% calories from fat), 26 g protein, 9 g total fat (1.3 g saturated fat), 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 51 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 720 mg potassium
Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch, 2 vegetable)
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9||13.8%|
|Saturated Fat 1.3||6.5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 37||12.3%|
|Dietary Fiber 3||12%|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Diabetic Dinner Recipes