• Greek Cuisine

  • Greek Cuisine

Many Greek and Mediterranean cuisine items are lower in potassium and salt, making it easier to find kidney-friendly options. Go for lean meats, roasted veggies and other favorites such as tabouli.

Healthier Choices

Souvlaki or kebobs such as chicken, beef or lamb 

Grilled, roasted or broiled lean meats, seafood or chicken 

Greek salad with a very small amount of feta cheese and dressing on the side; no olives or anchovies

Dolmades, also called stuffed grape leaves 

Couscous, a wheat pasta shaped into small spheres

Briami or roasted vegetables

Tabouli made from bulgur and parsley (usually contains small amounts of tomato)

Baba ganoush, a spread made from eggplant and tahini

Choose Sparingly

Hummus is made from chickpeas, a source of phosphorus and potassium 

Loukaniko or sausage 

Moussaka or other dishes in bechamel sauce (milk-based) 

Spanakopita, a spinach pie with feta cheese (May be high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus)

Tzatziki made with yogurt—use only a small amount

Avgolemono lemon chicken soup and other Greek soups- Very high in sodium; may contain chickpeas or lentils

Baklava made with pastry, chopped nuts and honey

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