Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  302
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  24 g
  • Cholesterol  28 mg
  • Sodium  178 mg
  • Potassium  98 mg
  • Phosphorus  50 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad is a great recipe for the dialysis diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Robin from Florida.

Portions: 5     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 2 cups cooked bow-tie pasta
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons carrot
  • 2 tablespoons red onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Chop celery, and bell pepper. Shred carrots. Finely chop onion.
  2. Mix pasta, celery, red bell pepper, carrot and onion in a bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, blend pepper, mayonnaise, sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  4. Pour dressing mixture over pasta and vegetables and mix until well coated.
  5. Chill and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Add fresh basil, tarragon or rosemary if desired.

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Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

chrisdi says:


This was the hit of my party! I added extra spice, dried mustard, paprika, extra pepper. Everyone at the party raved how good it tasted. Thank you Davita!

Jul. 08, 2014, 9:41 AM - Inappropriate review?

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

northern2013 says:


like this

May. 23, 2014, 8:09 AM - Inappropriate review?

Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

MGD2Lite says:


ok...WHY is this not CKD friendly?!? and the Homestyle Macaroni salad IS? I see it uses HALF the pasta...but less that the'd need more noodles in this one to 'spread' the fat, calcium and cholesterol around and bring those numbers down per half cup serving? Because the differences in Potassium, Phosphorus and sodium are negligible in the the two recipes for the same serving size and basically the same ingredients... Moderator comment: You are correct. This recipe is CKD and Diabetes friendly. The diet types have been changed. Thank you.

Sep. 29, 2012, 1:25 AM - Inappropriate review?

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