Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  130
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  8 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  42 mg
  • Potassium  183 mg
  • Phosphorus  50 mg
  • Calcium  40 mg
  • Fiber  2.9 g

Asian Cabbage Slaw

Crunchy and delicious is how DaVita renal dietitian, Corby from Texas, describes her recipe for Asian Cabbage Slaw. Kidney-friendly cabbage, water chestnuts, onions and other flavor enhancers make this Asian-inspired side dish a great choice for people with chronic kidney disease.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Corby from Texas.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 8 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup canned, sliced water chestnuts
  • 6 green onions
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles


  1. Finely dice green onions.
  2. Place shredded cabbage, water chestnuts, green onions and sesame seeds in large bowl. 
  3. Dissolve sugar in vinegar. Pour vinegar into oil and whisk until mixed.
  4. Pour over cabbage mixture. 
  5. Toss to evenly distribute the dressing. 
  6. Chill several hours or overnight.
  7. Add chow mein noodles and toss before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This is a great side dish when served with grilled chicken, brisket or fish.
  • Check chow mein noodles and buy the lowest sodium brand.

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Asian Cabbage Slaw

maryornstein222 says:


Delish salad, I used red cabbage for added flavor and texture. It was really great paired up with turkey pot stickers

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