Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  14
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  2 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  19 mg
  • Potassium  98 mg
  • Phosphorus  19 mg
  • Calcium  41 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Pickled Okra

Trying to fit foods you love into the dialysis diet can be a challenge. DaVita renal dietitian,Amity in Florida,works with her patients to find foods low in phosphorus,potassium and sodium. Here is a favorite that has been modified for the renal diet — Pickled Okra. Enjoy this great taste and still maintain your kidney-friendly diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by Annette, mother of DaVita patient Julie, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Amity from Florida.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 1/4 cup


    • 20 ounces frozen okra
    • 2 teaspoons dill seed
    • 2 dried red peppers
    • 2 whole chili peppers, canned
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1-1/4 cups white vinegar
    • 1/2 cup water


    1. Thaw and drain okra.
    2. Sterilize two one-pint jars and lids. 
    3. Place 1-teaspoon dill seed into each jar. Pack okra into jars. 
    4. To each jar add 1 red pepper, 1 chili pepper and 2 cloves of garlic.
    5. Combine vinegar and water and bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes. 
    6. Pour hot mixture over okra in each jar. Cap jar and cool. 
    7. Refrigerate and okra pickles will be ready to serve in 2 weeks. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Fresh okra can be substituted for frozen okra when in season.

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