Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  238
  • Protein  12 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  274 mg
  • Sodium  191 mg
  • Potassium  224 mg
  • Phosphorus  162 mg
  • Calcium  46 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Rotini Salad

Have fun with the corkscrew shape of rotini pasta when you make this kidney-friendly recipe, Rotini Salad.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 4 ounces rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 1-1/4 cups onion
  • 8 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cucumber 


  1. Place beaten eggs, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, dry mustard, salt, prepared mustard, sugar and flour in a saucepan and mix well.
  2. Add water, vinegar and margarine. Stir to mix well.
  3. Cook over medium heat; bring to a boil and continue boiling until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  4. Cool dressing before adding to rotini mixture.
  5. Cook rotini according to directions on package, omitting the salt.
  6. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  7. Chop onion and eggs; dice cucumber.
  8. In a large bowl, mix rotini, onion, eggs, cucumber and pepper.
  9. Add homemade salad dressing and mix well.
  10. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Rotini is pasta shaped like little corkscrews.
  • 4 ounces dry rotini yields 2-1/2 cups cooked.
  • To reduce cholesterol, omit 4 egg yolks from the hard boiled eggs.

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Rotini Salad

NancyakaJo says:


This recipe is SO GOOD! All that mustard & black pepper give it a unique flavor. I also add chopped sweet red pepper and parsley - only 4 eggs.

Oct. 12, 2012, 9:47 AM - Inappropriate review?

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