Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  41
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  7 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  66 mg
  • Potassium  102 mg
  • Phosphorus  19 mg
  • Calcium  8 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Zesty Cucumber Salad

This simple kidney-friendly recipe is bursting with flavor from cucumbers, Italian dressing and red onion. That's why Zesty Cucumber Salad will make an appearance at the dinner table more than once.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian MaryKay from Indiana.

Portions: 14     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 5 cups cucumbers
  • 2 cups red onion
  • 1/2 cup Kraft® Light Done Right!® Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Peel and seed cucumbers; slice onion.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to marinate.
  4. Serve chilled.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Decrease carbohydrate to 4 grams by using sugar substitute instead of sugar. 
  • Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator up to one week.

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Zesty Cucumber Salad

caffish55 says:


Making this tonight & probably will not have until tomorrow night, my question is; I didn't use salt & do not have Italian Dressing. I'm using sugar substitute but would like to know how much equals 1/4 cup? Thanks Dietitian comment: It depends on which sugar substitute you are using. If it is a product like Sweet'n'Low, Equal, Splenda or Stevia in individual serving packets, use 12 packets to replace 1/4 cup sugar. If using Splenda Granular, use 1/4 cup.

Aug. 12, 2014, 2:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

Zesty Cucumber Salad

caffish55 says:


Where do you find this particular dressing? Living no a budget & do not have and cannot afford specialty stores. Thanks Dietitian comment: You can substitute homemade Italian dressing. Check out the Italian Dressing recipe.

Aug. 07, 2014, 8:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

Zesty Cucumber Salad

mlebryk says:


Nice and refresing

Jun. 02, 2008, 11:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

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