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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


  • 2 ripe avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise and diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 to 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste
  • 1 whole wheat baguette (about 10 oz.), diagonally cut into ½-inch slices and lightly toasted.


  1. Dice the avocados and reserve.
  2. Combine the diced avocado, tomatoes, onion, olive oil, basil, garlic, salt and, pepper in a bowl.
  3. Top each slice of toasted bread with a heaping tablespoon of the tomato-avocado mixture.
  4. Garnish each with small leaf of basil, if desired.
Total time: 30 minutes
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 8 servings, 3 slices per serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 102
Total Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Carbohydrate 21 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 4 g
Exchange 1 1/2 starch, 2 fat
Carbohydrate Units 1 1/2

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