Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  158
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  24 mg
  • Potassium  200 mg
  • Phosphorus  63 mg
  • Calcium  41 mg
  • Fiber  4.9 g

Quick Pasta Primavera

Three easy steps and you have a kidney-friendly, healthy dish packed with nutrients and fiber but low in potassium, sodium and phosphorus. Add Quick Pasta Primavera to your list of simple, quick recipes.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman RD, CSR, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN. Submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup frozen whole baby onions
  • 1/2 cup frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrot mix
  • 1 cup cooked tri-color spiral pasta
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® original blend herb seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 lemon wedges 


  1. Chop bell pepper and parsley.
  2. Prepare frozen vegetables according to package instructions. 
  3. Mix oil, vinegar and Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning. Toss with vegetables and hot pasta.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with lemon wedge.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Left over portion is good as a cold pasta salad. Add 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing--choose a lower sodium brand.

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Quick Pasta Primavera

eljerorosco says:


This is a great recipe, my wife makes this for me, except we use Italian dressing from wish bone.

Jul. 16, 2014, 11:21 AM - Inappropriate review?

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