Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  398
  • Protein  15 g
  • Carbohydrates  37 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  264 mg
  • Sodium  397 mg
  • Potassium  308 mg
  • Phosphorus  195 mg
  • Calcium  147 mg
  • Fiber  3.5 g

Sabzi Koko Sandwich

You may not be able to travel to exotic locales, but thanks to DaVita renal dietitian Zohreh from California, you can treat your taste buds to an exotic, kidney-friendly Persian dish, Sabzi Koko Sandwich is sure to delight.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Zohreh from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/4 Koko patty + 1 pita bread


  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose white flour
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 white pita breads, 6-inch size
  • 4 lemon slices 


  1. Chop parsley, onion, cilantro and garlic. Slightly beat eggs.
  2. Place all ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Pour the mixture into the skillet to make one large patty.
  5. Cover and cook until the mix is golden brown and crispy.
  6. Turn over gently and brown the other side (like a pancake) without the cover. 
  7. Divide patty into 4 equal portions. Serve with pita bread and a lemon wedge.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Koko sandwich can be baked instead of fried. Heat oven to 350° F, place mixture in an oiled baking dish and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown. Cut into 4 portions.
  • If desired, lavash bread, flour tortilla or white bread may be used in place of the pita bread.
  • Use 1-1/4 cup low cholesterol egg product instead of eggs for a low cholesterol dish.

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