Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  65
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  18 mg
  • Potassium  10 mg
  • Phosphorus  1 mg
  • Calcium  3 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing is a classic salad topping for any kitchen, and this recipe happens to be kidney-friendly.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lynn from Minnesota.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 


  1. Mix seasonings together.
  2. Add to vinegar and oil.
  3. Shake well to mix.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2  fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Homemade salad dressings keep well in the refrigerator for several weeks.
  • For variety try different oils, including flavored or spicy oils.

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Italian Dressing

suepers says:


I can't find ground celery seeds. Is there anything else I can sub in its place? Dietitian comment: You can pulse celery seen in a blender or food processor to grind or omit from the recipe. I think that would work since there are so many other seasonings included.

Nov. 25, 2014, 7:01 AM - Inappropriate review?

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caffish55 says:


What is Marjoram? Dietitian comment: It is an herb similar to oregano. You can substitute oregano if it is unavailable.

Aug. 07, 2014, 8:57 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Minerva83 says:


I find it very difficult to know what to eat even though I am aware not to eat food with much sodium or potassium, I think that I get confused a out how much protein to eat. Dietitian comment: It is confusing since different stages of kidney disease require different dietary focus. If possible work with a dietitian to learn about the best diet choices for your own needs.

Jun. 28, 2013, 5:46 AM - Inappropriate review?

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aerikalewis says:


Just made this. I was surprised that it actually tasted pretty good.Used it for a pasta salad using colored pasta. GREAT

Dec. 11, 2012, 8:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

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