Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  20
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  8 mg
  • Potassium  230 mg
  • Phosphorus  38 mg
  • Calcium  20 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Lettuce and Mushroom Salad

The next time you're in the mood for a crisp salad, try the kidney-friendly recipe Lettuce and Mushroom Salad.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 3 cups butterhead lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup carrots


  1. Chop onion and shred carrot.
  2. Combine vegetables in a large bowl and toss.
  3. Divide into 4 portions and serve in chilled salad bowls.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use exact measures to ensure potassium content is not too high.
  • Add your favorite low-sodium salad dressing.

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Lettuce and Mushroom Salad

healed2wholeness says:


I DO NOT like mushrooms, can I substitute another veggie or just leave out all together? If I leave out the mushrooms what would the potass and phos levels be? How do I recalculate when I omit an item in a recipe? Dietitian comment, You can leave them out or substitute 1 cup of chopped bell peppers. If you leave the mushrooms out the potassium is 175 mg and phosphorus is 23 mg per serving. Try using the My Recipe Creation feature in DaVita Diet Helper to recreate recipes with the ingredients you like. You will see the nutrient content as you create your recipe.

Nov. 14, 2014, 3:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

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