Serving Size:
1/2 cup

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


  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Slice cucumbers and onions about 1/8-inch thick. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Combine sugar and vinegar. Mix until sugar is dissolved completely. Add additional sugar or vinegar to desired taste.
  3. Pour over cucumbers and onion. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  5. Serve in small salad bowls as a salad or snack.

Helpful hints

  • The longer cucumbers and onions marinate, the softer they become and more flavors are absorbed also.
  • Sweet and Sour Cucumbers can be stored in a canning jar. Great for gifts.
  • Note the serving size and added sugar. If you are also managing diabetes, speak with your dietitian or doctor if this is fine to incorporate into your diet.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 64

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 101 mg

Potassium 231 mg

Phosphorus 39 mg

Calcium 28 mg

Fiber 1.0 g

Added Sugar 8 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie

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