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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  54
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  16 mg
  • Sodium  80 mg
  • Potassium  48 mg
  • Phosphorus  20 mg
  • Calcium  17 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Creamy Cucumber Spread

A DaVita dietitian from Alabama shares a light and refreshing appetizer that's perfect to beat the heat. Creamy Cucumber Spread will make your mouth water. It's kidney-friendly, easy to make and good for home or a picnic at the park or on the beach.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Carol from Alabama.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and finely minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon green food coloring

Preparation

  1. Peel and mince cucumber and set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese, onion, salt, mayonnaise and green food coloring in a small bowl and blend until smooth.
  3. Fold cucumber into mixture until evenly blended.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

0

Helpful hints

  • Analysis includes regular cream cheese. 1/3 less fat or fat-free cream cheese works great, too.
  • Creamy Cucumber Spread makes delightful finger sandwiches on white bread. Cut the crust off bread and cut sandwiches into triangles for fancy appetizers.
  • This recipe is good on low-salt saltine crackers too.
  • Recipe makes approximately 2 cups.
 

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Creamy Cucumber Spread

Amy91406 says:

5

Easy to make and super delicious. I did not add the salt and it is still fantastic for a cool snack or sandwich.

Sep. 24, 2013, 5:38 PM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Spread

amymoore920 says:

5

snacking on this as we speak and it is yummy. even the picky kids like it:) keeper!

Oct. 13, 2012, 4:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Spread

JOANIEANNIE says:

4

it sounds wonderful. I live alone and would have to cut receipe in half. I will try it soon and let you know.

Sep. 20, 2012, 9:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Spread

CharlieAnn says:

4

This is really good. Cream and works good in a lot of different ways. I put the minced cucumber in a fine mesh strain and let some of the juice drip out and it is even creamier.

Apr. 08, 2012, 3:14 PM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Spread

2happy says:

5

Prepared this spread for a church social and it was a big hit with everyone.

Dec. 22, 2009, 7:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Spread

ladydanville says:

4

This sounds really good. I make something very similar to this. I slice the cucumber after peeling long way, and scrape out those pesky seeds. Then I slice it as thin as humanly possible. Then I squeeze the slices in a clean dish towel getting as much liquid out of them as I can. I omit the salt, in my humble opinion, it isn't needed, and add 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder instead. I also omit the mayo and use sour cream in it's place. Gives the whole dish a bit of zip. I've never used food coloring, but will the next time I make this. A pale green color sounds attractive!

Jul. 22, 2009, 11:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

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