Serving Size:
3/4 cup

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


  • 2 cups cooked bow-tie pasta
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 2 tablespoons yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons green onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium Italian salad dressing
  • 5 ounces canned low-sodium tuna in water


  1. Chop celery, bell pepper and green onion.
  2. Combine cooked pasta, celery, bell pepper, onion and lemon zest in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and salad dressing.
  4. Pour dressing over pasta mixture.
  5. Add tuna to pasta mixture.
  6. Mix gently until all ingredients are moist and well blended.
  7. Refrigerate one hour to let flavors blend.

Helpful hints

  • Macaroni can be substituted for bow-tie pasta.
  • Make low-sodium dressing using the Italian Dressing recipe on DaVita.com or shop for Italian dressing with lowest sodium content. Powdered dressing mix is a good choice because the sodium can be adjusted by using less of the mix.
  • If low-sodium tuna is unavailable, reduce sodium in regular tuna by rinsing for one minute.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 266

Protein 13 g

Carbohydrates 21 g

Fat 14 g

Cholesterol 15 mg

Sodium 136 mg

Potassium 150 mg

Phosphorus 104 mg

Calcium 17 mg

Fiber 1.3 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

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