Colorful Pasta Salad

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Marianne from Iowa.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces  bow-tie pasta, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons orange bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons yellow bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons red onion
  • 3 tablespoons cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons carrot
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Preparation

  1. Chop bell peppers, red onion, and cucumbers. Shred carrots.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions, without salt. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Mix prepared vegetables with pasta and mix to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients with a whisk, then stir into pasta and vegetables.
  5. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  245
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  19 g
  • Cholesterol  17 mg
  • Sodium  133 mg
  • Potassium  72 mg
  • Phosphorus  33 mg
  • Calcium  8 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • To lower fat, use reduced-fat mayonnaise. Be aware that sodium content of many reduced-fat products is higher than the regular product.

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3 Comments | Average User Rating:
Colorful Pasta Salad
Cholita says:
4

We have a potluck this weekend. This will be a hit for sure!

Aug. 22, 2012, 12:08 PM - Inappropriate review?
Colorful Pasta Salad
GASPEREC says:
5

I SUB'D CREAM CHEESE FOR MAYO THAT REALLY CUTS THE SODIUM...SAM'S CLUB HAS 1OZ. PACKS IN A BAG & THAT IS ALL YOU NEED FOR ANY DISH.

Jul. 12, 2012, 9:12 AM - Inappropriate review?
Colorful Pasta Salad
5

AMAZING recipe, we prepared a huge batch of it and served it at our clinic cook out. Everyone loved it! I will definitely make this recipe again!

Jun. 27, 2012, 12:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

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