Bring the wonderfully refreshing taste of the Caribbean to your table with this healthy recipe, ideal for diabetics. This recipe serves 4, requires few ingredients and is super-easy to make. The health benefits of fish are well-known but why is salsa good for you?
Whatever combination of vegetables you choose for a salsa, they will be rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin C. Because salsa is often served raw, the ingredients haven’t had their nutritional value cooked out of them so are perfect for absorbing lots of vitamin C.
What you’ll need
About 12oz frozen grilled salmon or chargrilled fish fillets – or fresh fish of your choice
1 orange, large – chopped
1 English cucumber – peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning mix
2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
If you’re using frozen fish then prepare it in accordance with the packaging instructions.
The healthiest way to cook fresh fish is to bake it as this method relies on dry heat and less oil. Take a baking tray and line with foil or wax paper. Brush the fish with oil or butter and cook at a lower temperature for a longer time for best results and not to dry out the fish.
Take a small bowl and prepare the salsa.
Mix the cucumber, orange, seasoning and onion until well blended. Serve alongside the cooked fish. For more diabetic dishes, go to http://food-tales.com/food-inspirations/food-recipes-from-around-the-world/5-divine-diabetic-recipes-from-around-the-world
This dish works well served alongside a crisp, fresh salad, corn or potatoes. Here, we serve it with tropical sweet potato wedges with a little kick from some chilli powder. Sweet potatoes, despite the name, are generally considered to be healthier than normal potatoes because they have more nutrients with lower calories and are packed full of vitamin A.
What you’ll need
3 large sweet potatoes, washed and chopped into wedges
2 teaspoons chilli powder
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons paprika
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons lime zest
Start by pre-heating your oven to 400 degrees F. Thoroughly cover your uncooked wedges in the oil, salt and pepper.
Bake the wedges for 30 minutes and every 10 minutes, take out for a good toss and replace. While tossing, sprinkle on the remaining ingredients.
Cook until tender and slightly crispy and then top with the fresh cilantro. Hey presto! A healthy, diabetic-friendly dish packed with flavor and great nutritional value.