Homestyle Mac Salad


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 8 ounces macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup  red onion
  • 1/4 cup  red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon  jalapeno pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Transfer to colander and rinse under cold water; drain and set aside.
  2. Chop celery and red onion. Finely chop bell pepper and jalapeno pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients until well blended.  Add cooled pasta and toss to coat.
  4. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.

Helpful hints

  • Two ounces dry pasta makes 1 cup when cooked al dente.
  • Wear gloves when mincing raw hot peppers.
  • Low-fat mayonnaise may be substituted to reduce fat to 5 grams per serving. Sodium will be higher, so decrease or omit salt.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 173

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 5 mg

Sodium 182 mg

Potassium 63 mg

Phosphorus 36 mg

Calcium 6 mg

Fiber 0.6 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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