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Healthy Marinated Vegetables

"This medley of healthy vegetables is so delicious, no one guesses it's suitable for diabetics," says Linda Pruitt of Greenfield, Indiana. "I take it to pitch-in dinners because it can be made in advance." Using a sugar substitute adds a subtle sweetness to the dressing without all the carbohydrates and calories.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 3 cups sliced carrots (1/4- inch slices)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-7 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. In a bowl, combine the celery, green pepper, onion, celery seed and carrots.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the salad dressing, sugar substitute, vinegar and water. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, stirring several times. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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