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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  58
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  7 mg
  • Sodium  58 mg
  • Potassium  64 mg
  • Phosphorus  31 mg
  • Calcium  25 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

A-maze-ing Bean Dip

A-maze-ing Bean Dip is an easy-to-make appetizer that fits into the kidney diet.To put a smile on your face, just grab a pita chip and dig right into this flavorful appetizer.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jennifer Cr.from California.

Portions: 36     Serving size: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square

Ingredients

  •  2-1/2 cups white hominy, canned or fresh cooked
  • 1 cup pinto beans, cooked (try to avoid canned)
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic (divided use)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or chipotle chili powder (optional)
  • 12 ounces reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Preparation

  1. Blend the following ingredients in a food processor: hominy, pinto beans, low-fat cream cheese, olive oil, 2 cloves of garlic, cumin and optional chili powder. Spread into a 9" x 9" pan.
  2. Using a spatula, layer sour cream over bean mixture.
  3. Lightly sauté in a skillet: red onion, green and red bell peppers and 1 clove of garlic. Avoid overcooking so that peppers are firm, not mushy.
  4. Squeeze lime over the sautéed bell pepper and onion mixture for extra flavor and then drain excess liquid.
  5. Spoon bell pepper mixture on top of sour cream and smooth until dip is covered.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

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Helpful hints

  • Serve the dip on flour tortillas when making tacos, or serve with homemade flour tortilla chips or pita chips for dipping.
  • Using fresh pinto beans that have been soaked instead of canned beans greatly reduces the sodium content of the dip.
  • Beans are high in potassium and phosphorus. This recipe shows you how to include a small amount of beans and still limit these minerals in your kidney diet.
 

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A-maze-ing Bean Dip

michellegillison says:

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i am confused. I thought beans were a no no for CKD Moderator comment: Most important is the amount of potassium and phosphorus you get from a serving and practicing portion control. The one cup of beans in this recipe is divided by 36 servings. This is much less potassium and phosphorus than a 1/2 cup of 1 cup serving of beans as an entree or side dish.

Oct. 03, 2012, 9:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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