Delicious Thanksgiving Salad Recipes for Diabetes

Ingredients for Thanksgiving salad
Ingredients for Thanksgiving salad

No worries if you are a diabetic. There are many diabetic friendly Thanksgiving food including salads, side-dishes, and desserts. You can make an excellent Thanksgiving feast that can be enjoyed by those with diabetics. Try out these healthy Thanksgiving salads.

Crunchy Grapes and Fennel Salads

Grape salad with a twist
Grape salad with a twist


  • Extra-virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • White wine vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds lightly crushed –  1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Kosher salt – as per taste
  • Ground pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Green and red seedless grapes – 5 cups
  • Celery – 2 stalks finely sliced diagonal
  • Spring onions – 4 nos, finely sliced
  • Slivered almonds – 3 tbsp.


Whisk oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and fennel seeds in a mixing bowl.

To this add grapes, spring onions, fennel, and celery.

Sprinkle almonds on the top and serve.

Waldorf Salad

Delicious Walfdorf Salad
Delicious Waldorf Salad


  • Orange – 1
  • Sweet red apples diced – 2
  • Celery – 1 cup chopped
  • Raisins – 1/3 cup
  • Chopped walnuts – 1/3 cup
  • Yogurt – 1/4 cup
  • Low-fat mayonnaise – 3 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Cayenne pepper – as per taste


In a medium mixing bowl whisk, together mayonnaise, yogurt, salt and cayenne. To this add the grated 2 tsp of orange.

Slice between each segment of the orange slices and add this to the mixing bowl. Add celery, raisins, apples and walnuts.

Toss well to combine.

Green Salad with Citronette

Simple green Salad
Simple green Salad


  • Dijon Mustard – 2 tsp
  • Shallot finely chopped – 1
  • Watercress, radicchio – 4 cups
  • Boston lettuce, baby spinach – 8 cups
  • Red onion thinly sliced – 1/3 cup
  • Extra-virgin olive – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 cup
  • Orange juice – 1/4 cup
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper as per taste


In a jar, add orange and lemon juices, salt, mustard, and pepper. Close the jar and shake well so as to combine all the ingredients.

Place greens, and onion slices in a large salad bowl. Drizzle the dressing and toss the greens.

You can make this salad dressing a couple of days before the Thanksgiving Day and refrigerate this. Bring it to room temperature before using.

Try these easy to make Thanksgiving Salads for those guests who are suffering from diabetes. There also many gluten-free sides for Thanksgiving