Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  65
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  13 mg
  • Sodium  56 mg
  • Potassium  43 mg
  • Phosphorus  18 mg
  • Calcium  11 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

Asparagus Spread

Here is a kidney diet recipe for Asparagus Spread that makes tasty finger sandwiches and is a hit as a dip at parties. Kidney-friendly asparagus can be substitued with cucumbers in this recipe for a different taste sensation.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup canned low-sodium asparagus
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Set cream cheese out to soften.
  2. Drain asparagus well.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until blended. Remove to a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Serve spread with low-sodium crackers or make finger sandwiches.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Helpful hints

    • Canned asparagus may be replaced with fresh or frozen asparagus. Boil in water until asparagus is soft enough to mash with a fork.
    • This recipe may be made with diced cucumber instead of asparagus.

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Asparagus Spread



what is the quantity of the spread per sandwich? Dietitian comment: If yu make 8 sandwiches spread 2 tablespoons of the spread on each sandwich.

Mar. 11, 2014, 7:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

Asparagus Spread

1sherry says:


I think this is a great recipe as we like to entertain friends and they don't have same health problems

Mar. 03, 2013, 1:35 PM - Inappropriate review?

Asparagus Spread

mellogirl50 says:


We made it with fresh oven roasted asparagus, it was delish...we go fresh whenever possible.

Mar. 27, 2012, 3:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

Asparagus Spread

photobuff says:


This is a very tasty dip and easy to make. I made it for a work lunch. Everyone loved it.

Jul. 27, 2010, 7:40 AM - Inappropriate review?

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