Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  262
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  18 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  93 mg
  • Potassium  308 mg
  • Phosphorus  152 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

White Christmas Salad

This recipe for White Christmas Salad is delicious any time of year and is a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Flavorful grapes, a small bit of walnuts and your choice of poultry is mixed with mayonnaise and sour cream and placed on a bed of bibb lettuce. This kidney-friendly salad, submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lynn from Maryland, makes a great lunch.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by patient, Ted, and DaVita renal dietitian Lynn MS, RD, LD from Maryland.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups cooked turkey
  • 25 red seedless grapes
  • 25 green seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • bibb lettuce for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix sour cream and mayonnaise.
  2. Cut grapes in half; coursely chop walnuts and dice chicken.
  3. In a large bowl, combine turkey, grapes and walnuts.
  4. Fold sour cream and mayonnaise into ingredients in large bowl.
  5. Chill for at least one hour.
  6. Serve cold on a lettuce leaf with low-sodium crackers or a crisp breadstick.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use turkey or chicken leftover from a holiday meal.
  • Make a meatless salad by replacing chicken or turkey with either diced extra firm tofu and coarsely diced mushrooms or diced cooked egg white and coarsely diced mushrooms.
  • In the egg white variation, use the whites of hardboiled eggs or cooked pasteurized liquid egg whites.
  • Nuts are high in phosphorus and potassium. By limiting portion to 1/2 cup the walnuts add 32 mg phosphorus and 50 mg potassium per serving. Omit if desired.
  • Use low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise to cut fat grams in half.

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White Christmas Salad

AnnieRDLDCSR says:


This is a wonderful recipe for both dialysis patients and those of us with healthy kidneys. Flavor is highly personal and subjective. I add 1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning and a little black pepper to the turkey when I cook it and this adds more flavor. Even though I no longer work for DaVita, I'll be sharing this recipe with my patients!

Nov. 19, 2013, 8:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

White Christmas Salad

NONE777 says:


This is really a good recipe. I've made this for patients in the past and the majority really enjoyed it. Can use reduced-fat mayo & sour cream to decrease calories & fat if desired.

Oct. 18, 2013, 7:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

White Christmas Salad

TUNETOWN1_ says:


I made after having it at my DaVita Center....Jeff made it for everyone. It was fantastic....but when I made it, it was good, but not as good as Jeff's.

Mar. 31, 2011, 1:16 AM - Inappropriate review?

White Christmas Salad



I feel your recipies are excellent I can't wait ti try them out!!!

Dec. 30, 2008, 9:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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