Baby Kale & Carrot Salad

Yes, another salad, but oh what a salad. It goes together in a snap and the unusual Ginger-Lime Dressing is so good you’ll want to eat it with a spoon. And talk about cutting the carbs and finding more flavor — This is about as low carb as you’ll find and packed with flavor.

Baby Kale Salad
6 oz. Baby Kale or Baby Spinach
1/4 Cup Shredded Carrots
1/2 Cup Sliced Cucumbers

Toss together in a large bowl and set aside while you make the dressing.

Serves 6 – Approximately 3g net carbs per serving


Ginger-Lime Dressing
2 Tbsp Pickled Ginger
2 Tbsp Chopped Red Onion
Juice of 2 Limes (2-3 Tbsp)
2 tsp Splenda Granulated Sweetener
2-3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Cilantro, Thai Basil or other herb
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

Toss all the ingredients into a blender or immersion blender and blend until smooth.

Yields 1 Cup Dressing.
Serving size – 2 Tbsp – Approximately 1g net carbs per serving


Life Well Eaten follows diabetic educator guidelines for determining net carbs. Suggested formula is total carbs minus half the fiber and half the sugar alcohols, i.e. 16g carbs and 4g fiber and 2g sugar alcohols would be 13g net carbs (16 – 2 – 1). The food industry determines net carbs as total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols, which would come in at 10g net carbs (16 – 4 – 2). A Life Well Eaten provides net carb count only as a guideline, it is not intended as medical advice. The formula you use it up to you and the recommendations from your doctor/dietitian.