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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

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kim from Missouri.

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


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup radish, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, finely chopped and drained
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® Herb Seasoning
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into sticks
  • 7 celery stalks, cut into sticks
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 3 medium red bell peppers, sliced
  • 3 medium green bell peppers, sliced


  1. 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.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl.
  3. Cut up carrot, celery, cucumber, red and green peppers and arrange on a serving tray. Allow 2 pieces of each vegetable per serving.

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.

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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.

Oct. 18, 2012, 3:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

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