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A Simple Diabetic Mixed Cabbage & Carrot Salad Recipes

As we are dedicated to help you beating diabetes naturally; I decided to share this simple recipe of mixed salad with cabbage, carrot, onion and olives and sprinkles or lemon.

Simple Diabetic Mixed Cabbage

Mixed Cabbage & Carrot Salad Recipes

Step no.1:

For this simple salad, I took:

1/5 white cabbage (it was very big)

1/3 red cabbage

2 carrots

1 onion

1 lemon (half squeezed; other half cut)

salt to taste

olive oil (2 tablespoons)

cut  red cabbage carrots

Step no.2:

I cut the red cabbage. You can use the veggie cutter or chopper machine. I used this simple one as shown in the photo.

Red cabbage is well-known for its high content in potassium (243 mg/100g) and vitamin A (116 IU/100g) and vitamin K (38.2 µg/100g).

cut the red cabbage

Step no.3:

I also cut the white cabbage in very tiny pieces.

White cabbage is rich in folate (43 µg/100g) and a good source of magnesium.

Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that is low in calories and also high in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K.

cut the white cabbage

Step no.3:

Next, I finely cut the carrots.

Apart being high in vitamin A, potassium, vitamin K; carrots are also a good source of fiber, magnesium, natural carbohydrates.

cut the carrots

Step no.4:

I chopped the onions. You can also cut them finely; but, I like their taste when chopped.

Some of my friends do not like onion taste even to see them. So, they prefer the tiny-cut onions.

By the way, onions are a natural source of potassium, calcium, folate and magnesium.

chopped the onions

Step no.5:

I cut the lemon in two halves.

The first one I squeezed to prepare a freshly made lemon juice to sprinkle this salad.

The other half, I cut in small pieces to decorate this mixed diabetic salad.

cut the lemon

Step no.6:

I took some olives to add more taste and decoration to this simple salad.

If you do not like olives (although they are very healthy); it is ok not to add them to your salad.

I add salt to taste and olive oil to my salad and mixed everything altogether.

 olives to add

Step no.7:

At the end, I poured the mixed cabbage and carrot salad in a plate, decorate with some olives and lemon cuts.

Hope you will enjoy it too!

poured the mixed cabbage and carrot salad in a plate

Apple Cider Vinegar Cabbage & Carrot Recipe


  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, carrots, red onion, and parsley.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve chilled as a side dish or a light lunch.

This cabbage carrot salad recipe is not only easy to make, but it is also nutritious and delicious. 

By incorporating this salad into your regular diet, you can enjoy a healthy and balanced meal that is both satisfying and nourishing apart helping controlling blood sugar levels. 


Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc       

Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist

Last reviewed 02/12/2023

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