Picnic Potato Salad

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

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Michelle from Washington.

Portions: 8

Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 3 cups potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 


  1. Boil eggs to hard-cooked stage.
  2. To reduce potassium in potatoes, peel potatoes, cut into small pieces, cover with water and bring to a boil. Discard the water and add fresh water. Cook until potatioes are done. Take care not to overcook. Test with a fork for doneness (when the potato is still firm when punctured with a fork).
  3. While potatoes are cooking, finely chop celery, onion and bell pepper. Peel and chop hard boiled eggs.
  4. Drain potatoes and add all dry ingredients. Do not stir.
  5. Mix salad dressing ingredients together.
  6. Add the salad dressing to dry ingredients and toss gently.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  275
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  24 g
  • Cholesterol  90 mg
  • Sodium  192 mg
  • Potassium  257 mg
  • Phosphorus  74 mg
  • Calcium  20 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Dialysis patients need to double boil or or soak their potatoes to lower the potassium content.
  • Substitute low-fat mayonnaise to reduce fat to 12 grams per serving.
  • Use green or yellow bell peppers if desired, or try jalepeno peppers for a spicy flavor.

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4 Comments | Average User Rating:
Picnic Potato Salad
CharlieAnn says:

Is it safe to use Miracle Whip in place of the Mayonnaise? Dietitian comment: Yes, the nutrient content is similar.

Feb. 01, 2014, 11:36 AM - Inappropriate review?
Picnic Potato Salad
Supernana says:

Awesome recipes

Jul. 18, 2013, 7:18 AM - Inappropriate review?
Picnic Potato Salad
DebH says:

Have you tried this with Kraft Mirical Whip Dressing? It has half the fat as regular mayonnaise.

Jan. 08, 2012, 1:51 AM - Inappropriate review?
Picnic Potato Salad

this is great but try it with califlower instead of potatoes. Fantastic!

May. 20, 2009, 12:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

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