Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  80
  • Protein  1.0 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  8 mg
  • Sodium  30 mg
  • Potassium  226 mg
  • Phosphorus  36 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Zucchini Stir-Fry

Zucchini Stir-Fry is a tasty way to place vegetables into your kidney-friendly diet. Enjoy this recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Usha.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Usha from Missouri.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon  cumin seeds
  • 2 cups zucchini
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


  1. Peel and slice zucchini and onion. Chop cillantro.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Sauté cumin seeds to brown.
  4. Add zucchini and onion and sprinkle with black pepper. Stir a few times to mix.
  5. Cover and cook for approximately 5 minutes to medium tenderness, stirring a few times.
  6. Add lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Mix, cook another minute and serve. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Cilantro leaves are also known as coriander, dhania, Chinese parsley and Mexican parsley.

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