Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  266
  • Protein  13 g
  • Carbohydrates  21 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  15 mg
  • Sodium  136 mg
  • Potassium  150 mg
  • Phosphorus  104 mg
  • Calcium  17 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Macaroni can be substituted for bow-tie pasta.
  • Make low-sodium dressing using the Italian Dressing recipe on or shop for Italian dressing with lowest sodium content. Powdered dressing mix is a good choice because the sodium can be adjusted by using less of the mix.
  • If low-sodium tuna is unavailable, reduce sodium in regular tuna by rinsing for one minute.

Write a Comment

Already have a account? Sign in to review. If not, register now.

Tell us what you think.

All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see frequently asked questions.

What's everyone saying?

7 Comments | Average User Rating:
Tuna Pasta Salad
suepers says:

I made this for my husband, who is on PD. I used green bell pepper instead of yellow, and made the Italian dressing from this site. Hubby really liked it.

Dec. 29, 2014, 9:56 AM - Inappropriate review?
Tuna Pasta Salad

Just made this last night and it was pretty good. I made the Italian salad dressing from the recipe on this site and used albacore tuna. Very nice.

Dec. 17, 2012, 7:19 AM - Inappropriate review?
Tuna Pasta Salad
TLJ911 says:

Tasty and easy. I might cut down on the lemon zest a little next time, as I felt it overwhelmed the dish a little.

Feb. 28, 2012, 10:11 AM - Inappropriate review?
Tuna Pasta Salad

I think this recipe is excellent. The kidney patient I made it for agrees. I made no changes to the recipe.

Aug. 05, 2010, 8:31 PM - Inappropriate review?
Tuna Pasta Salad
JPRD says:

Made this for a 'Summer Salad' tasting day at our unit. We used the mini bowtie pasta, which made it look nice. Good recipe.

Jul. 03, 2009, 1:11 PM - Inappropriate review?
Tuna Pasta Salad
Teechie says:

Easy and not time consuming.

May. 26, 2009, 1:24 PM - Inappropriate review?
Tuna Pasta Salad
jaynjay says:

Tastes good! I substituted Miracle Whip for the mayo and it gave it a different flavor. Easy to do in large quantities for a group.

May. 28, 2008, 9:32 AM - Inappropriate review?

Have No Fear, Diet Helper is Here

Get kidney-friendly meal plans with DaVita Diet Helper.

Start Today

Recipe Alerts-Sign Up

Receive a monthly newsletter with our newest kidney-friendly recipes.

Sign Up Today