Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  200
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  8 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  60 mg
  • Sodium  128 mg
  • Potassium  296 mg
  • Phosphorus  136 mg
  • Calcium  26 mg
  • Fiber  1.9 g

Turkey Waldorf Salad

This kidney-friendly version of the world-famous Waldorf Salad keeps the same satisfying apple-and-celery crunch, but boasts two innovations — turkey takes the place of chicken, and the dressing is sweetened with apple juice.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Denise from Virginia.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 12 ounces unsalted turkey breast, cooked
  • 3  cups red apple
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice


    1. Cut turkey into cubes. Dice celery and apple; finely chop onion.
    2. In a medium bowl combine turkey, apple, celery and onion.
    3. Add mayonnaise and apple juice. Stir together until well mixed.
    4. Chill until ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Some grocery stores sell diced, cooked turkey. Check the label to be sure it is not salted. You could also purchase fresh, uncooked turkey breast and cook in the oven or grill without adding salt.
  • Wondering how much produce to buy? One medium apple yields 1 cup; three celery ribs yield 1 cup; 1 medium onion or 1/2 large onion yields 1/2 cup.
  • Adjust mayonnaise portion to taste. Reduced-fat mayonnaise may be substituted for regular mayonnaise.

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