This easy-to-prepare dinner pairs coleslaw made from heart-healthy avocado with equally heart-healthy salmon. In addition to being rich in omega-3s, salmon is one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D. Danish researchers have found an association between low levels of this sunshine vitamin and an increased risk of death from any cause, including heart and kidney disease, in type 2 diabetics.
To prepare kebabs, place salmon, zucchini and onion in bowl.
In second bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary and sage. Pour mixture over salmon and vegetables. Toss together and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, place skewers in water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Thread salmon, zucchini and onion pieces onto skewers, using 2 skewers per kebab.
Heat grill to medium-high heat. Place skewers on grill and cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
While kebabs are cooking, prepare coleslaw by placing cabbage, carrot and onion in large bowl. Toss together. Add avocado, lemon juice and ginger. Toss again until well combined. The avocado should coat the cabbage, giving the salad a creamy texture.
Serve coleslaw alongside kebabs.
This recipe is part of the Cooking with Diabetes Superfoods collection.
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