Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  253
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  29 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  19 mg
  • Sodium  425 mg
  • Potassium  208 mg
  • Phosphorus  98 mg
  • Calcium  109 mg
  • Fiber  1.9 g

Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches are perfect for a snack or light lunch when you're looking for refreshment, crunch, and flavor. DaVita renal dietitian Michele from Nevada shares her kidney-frilendly recipe.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Michele from NV (Summerlin)

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 sandwich


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 /4 teaspoon dry Italian salad dressing mix
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 pinch dried dill weed


  1. Peel and slice cucumber.
  2. In small bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Italian dressing mix. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Spread cream cheese blend onto white bread. Top with cucumber slices and sprinkle with dill.
  4. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Caution: some mayonnaise brands contain phosphorus. Read the ingredients label and avoid added phosphates.
  • The cream cheese mixture keeps for about a week in the refrigerator.
  • For a party appetizer, make a double recipe and cut sandwiches into 4 pieces. Serve on a tray garnished with fresh dill.

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Cucumber Sandwiches

Cajunboo says:


Made this today for my wife who has CKD, she loved it. Out of white bread so I used Natures Own thin sliced bagels, very good.

Jan. 31, 2013, 5:30 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cucumber Sandwiches

rose2 says:


what is good substitute for soya sauce? Moderator comment: Try reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce.

Sep. 29, 2011, 6:29 AM - Inappropriate review?

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