Published on July 26, 2022 | Summer is in full swing and it seems like all over the country people are experiencing heat waves. How about a refreshing salad to beat the heat? This recipe for a PKD-friendly summertime salad from our cookbook, Cooking Well, is low in sodium, low in protein, and reduces acid! It’s sure to be a hit at your next backyard barbecue.
- 6 cups spring lettuce mix, loosely packed
- 2 cups seedless grapes, halved
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
- 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled (or cheese of your choosing)
- 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
- Combine vinegar, sugar, onion, dry mustard, salt, mayonnaise, and orange juice in a food processor.
- Process to blend well.
- With processor still on, add vegetable oil in a steady stream and continue processing until incorporated.
- Add poppy seeds and pulse briefly until just blended.
- Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Add salad ingredients to a bowl.
- Drizzle with vinaigrette, toss to combine.
Nutritional Information (per serving)
Servings: 6 Serving size: 1/6 of recipe
Fat: 22.1 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Protein: 6 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
Calcium: 85 mg
Phosphorus: 123 mg
Sodium: 185 mg
Potassium: 457 mg
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to everyone living with PKD. Nutritional requirements can vary from person to person and change depending on kidney function. We hope you enjoy this recipe, but alter the ingredients to meet your specific dietary needs.
The PKD Foundation does not give medical advice. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with your physician or other healthcare professionals.