10 diabetes-friendly vegetarian recipes

Going meat-free can be delicious, thanks to these diabetes-friendly vegetarian recipes. Be sure to consult your doctor before making changes to your meal plan

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watermelon feta salad

Watermelon and Feta Salad

In this salad, the salty tang of creamy feta cheese contrasts with pieces of sweet watermelon and juicy golden nectarines. A mix of arugula, endive and leaf lettuce adds a slightly peppery taste, while the toasted pumpkin seeds give it a nice crunch.

Watermelon and Feta Salad reicpe.

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cheese baked peppers

Cheese-Baked Peppers with Linguine

Traditionally, stuffed peppers are often prepared with rice. In this unique recipe, noodles are used and baked in the pepper shells with a cheesy custard dotted with fresh tomatoes and herbs. The stuffed peppers can be served as an appetizer for four or as a vegetarian lunch for two.

Cheese-Baked Peppers with Linguine recipe.

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Spiced Couscous Tomatoes

Choose ripe, well-flavoured tomatoes for this dish. Hollowed out, tomatoes make the perfect container for a spicy eggplant, dried apricot and nut couscous. Serve the spiced couscous tomatoes with sesame breadsticks.

Spiced Couscous Tomatoes recipe.

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Pea Curry with Indian Paneer

Paneer is an Indian cheese, similar to ricotta but drier. It is often combined with peas in a curry. This delicious version uses homemade paneer, which is simple to make. The cheese is also high in protein, making it a useful meat substitute in vegetarian meals. Serve the curry with basmati rice and steamed fresh carrots for colour.

Pea Curry with Indian Paneer recipe.

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tomato pecorino clafoutis

Tomato and Pecorino Clafoutis

For this savoury version of a classic French clafouti (batter pudding), sweet cherry tomatoes are baked in a light, fluffy batter flavoured with pecorino cheese. Crusty bread or boiled new potatoes and green beans go well with the clafoutis.

Tomato and Pecorino Clafoutis recipe.

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Polenta and Mushroom Grills

Cooked and cooled polenta can be cut into shapes and grilled to make an excellent base for a tempting topping. Here the polenta is flavoured with Gruyère cheese, and the topping is a savoury mixture of mushrooms, walnuts and herbs. Serve as a sophisticated appetizer-with a few mixed salad leaves if you like.

Polenta and Mushroom Grills recipe.

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Roast Vegetable and Bean Stew

Roast Vegetable and Bean Stew

This easy, one-pot dish of root vegetables and pinto beans makes a nourishing winter main course and needs no accompaniments.

Roast Vegetable and Bean Stew recipe.

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quinoa eggplant

Quinoa with Grilled Eggplant

Quinoa, a nutritious grain from South America, has a texture similar to split lentils when cooked. It contains more protein than any other grain and is also lower in carbohydrate content. Here it is combined with grilled zucchini, peppers, cherry tomatoes and onions, then baked with tangy goat cheese on top. Serve with a mixed leaf salad.

Quinoa with Grilled Eggplant recipe.

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mushroom thyme toasts

Mushroom and Thyme Toasts

Prepare these toasts for a satisfying snack or a quick lunch paired with fresh fruit. The smooth flavour of the mushrooms is enhanced by cooking them with garlic, herbs and a dollop of tangy low-fat sour cream. The mushrooms taste wonderful piled on top of whole-grain toast spread with ricotta cheese.

Mushroom and Thyme Toasts recipe.

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Tagliatelle with Green Sauce

This simple vegetable and yogurt sauce is ready in as little time as it takes to cook and drain the fresh pasta. It is irresistibly creamy, but does not have the heaviness of a classic cream sauce. The fresh vegetables and herbs add a burst of flavour to the sauce, as well as iron and vitamins.

Tagliatelle with Green Sauce recipe.

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