Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  82
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  17 mg
  • Sodium  88 mg
  • Potassium  208 mg
  • Phosphorus  42 mg
  • Calcium  39 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Garden Veggie Dip

DaVita dietitian, Kim from Missouri, helps her dialysis patients eat well and stay healthy with plenty of enthusiasm and mouthwatering recipes. Here’s your chance to give one of those recipes a try, it's the kidney-friendly, lip-smacking Garden Veggie Dip.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

ecipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kim from Missouri.

Portions: 20     Serving size: 2 tablespoons dip with 2 pieces each vegetable


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup radish
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 1/4 cup cucumber
  • 1/4 cup green pepper
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 7 celery stalks
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 3 medium red bell peppers
  • 3 medium green bell peppers
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend


  1. Set cream cheese out to soften.
  2. Finely chop radish, green onion, green pepper and 1/4 cup cucumber. Drain cucumber.
  3. Cut carrots and celery into sticks. Slice bell peppers and remaining 2 cucumbers into slices. Arrange vegetables on a serving tray.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, place cream cheese, sour cream, radish, green onion, 1/4-cup chopped cucumber, 1/4-cup chopped green pepper, sugar, salt and Mrs. Dash. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed for about 1 minute until well blended.
  5. Spoon into a serving bowl.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve dip with low-sodium crackers instead of vegetables if desired.
  • Allow 2 pieces of each vegetable per serving.

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Garden Veggie Dip

annmader says:


Wanted to let you know that I made this dip for a few PD patients and staff at work and it was a hit! Gave out the recipe to many.

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