Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  146
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  1 mg
  • Potassium  19 mg
  • Phosphorus  2 mg
  • Calcium  4 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Basic Salad Dressing

It's good to know a quick recipe for salad dressing that you can pour over anything. Here is a kidney-friendly recipe for Basic Salad Dressing.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Beverly from Georgia.

Portions: 5     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


    1. Chop parsley and oregano.
    2. Mix ingredients together to make 1/2 cup basic salad dressing.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Try recipe with basil, dill, rosemary, or tarragon.
    • Substitute 1 teaspoon dried herbs if fresh herbs are unavailable. 
    • Different flavored oils and vinegars also add variety. Try garlic oil, basil oil, or a small amount of sesame oil. For vinegar, try unseasoned rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar.

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Basic Salad Dressing

ouizee47 says:


Can you use olive oil instead of canola? I am only exploring these recipes on behalf of my neighbor who is on dialysis. I want to try cooking for her so she canhave meals ready to go stored in her freezer. She is unable to cook right now and her husband isn't willing to cook to speak of. Also I read where they aren't to use any salt yet the savings cookbook has salt being added so now I am really confused. Thanks. Dietitian comment: Yes olive oil is a great substitute. Small amounts of salt can help make the meal taste better. It's the amount used and the total sodium per serving for the recipe that is important.

Nov. 18, 2014, 3:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

Basic Salad Dressing

smschlatre says:


How much oil, and how much Vinegar? Dietitian comment: It's listed in the ingredients[INVALID]6 T. canola oil and 2 T. vinegar.

Jan. 16, 2014, 2:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

Basic Salad Dressing

1965bailey says:


could I add tomato paste and pickle relish for Thousand Island style dressing? or is there kidney friendly recipe ? Dietitian comment: Suggest low sodium tomato paste, 1 tablespoon or less and the lowest sodium pickle relish. We will work on a kidney-friendly Thousand island Dressing recipe.

Aug. 10, 2013, 11:35 AM - Inappropriate review?

Basic Salad Dressing

345marilyn says:


Helpful hints are good. Nice to have the amount of potassium in each recipe.

Apr. 28, 2013, 1:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Basic Salad Dressing

wfplummer says:


Looking forward to preparing some of these recipes. Keep them coming.

Apr. 03, 2013, 11:04 AM - Inappropriate review?

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