Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  88
  • Protein  10 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  23 mg
  • Potassium  248 mg
  • Phosphorus  80 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Tuna Veggie Salad

The next time you bring a side dish to a party, consider making the delicious, healthy and kidney-friendly Tuna Veggie Salad.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Noelle from Oregon.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 ounces canned tuna packed in water
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Dice bell peppers and thinly slice zucchini; Chop green onions and basil; mince garlic.
  2. Pour 3/4 cup of water into a medium saucepan.
  3. Place diced bell peppers and sliced zucchini into a steamer basket and place over the saucepan. Heat water to a boil and steam vegetables for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove vegetables from heat, drain off any excess water and transfer to a serving bowl.
  5. Add tuna, green onions and basil. Toss to combine ingredients.
  6. To make dressing, combine vinegar, oil, garlic and black pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well.
  7. Pour dressing over tuna and vegetable mixture and mix well.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Recipe analysis includes low-sodium, canned tuna. If regular canned tuna is used, sodium is 160 mg per serving. Rinse tuna to further reduce sodium.

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Tuna Veggie Salad

Nancy NH says:


This is an excellent (and very quick) recipe. I didn't steam the veggies as long as written - maybe 3-4 minutes so zucchini still had a little shape to it. I made it for a potluck lunch and added pasta to it. Yum!

Dec. 13, 2010, 5:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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