Three Pea Salad for Dialysis Patients by Star of Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House” and Fresenius Medical Care

Recipe by Fresenius Medical Care North America and Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr.

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, and Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., star of Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House,” have partnered to develop tasty, satisfying and new dialysis-friendly recipes throughout the year as part of FMCNA’s Healthy Lifestyle initiative, aimed at helping people with chronic kidney disease live a better life on dialysis. Chef McCargo has created the following Three Pea Salad with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette recipe for dialysis patients to make as a refreshing dish as everyone heads into the warmer spring months. For more information, please visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com.

Three Pea Salad with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette


  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup fresh blanched peas or frozen thawed sweet peas


  • 2 tsp chopped fresh ginger
  •  ½ cup canola (option to use grapeseed oil instead)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lime zest
  • 1 tbsp coarse fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp hot sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce


Blanch all 3 types of peas for 2 minutes, then shock in cold water and drain thoroughly.

Whisk soy sauce, black pepper and lime juice with zest for 1-2 minutes or until well blended. While still mixing, add ginger and slowly drizzle in canola or grapeseed oil, then sesame oil until well incorporated. Mix salad dressing with pea mixture and toss with sesame seeds, and then serve.

Serves 6; 1 serving = ½ cup

For more information on the clinic and local dialysis treatment options, please call [1-866-434-2597].

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