Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  260
  • Protein  13 g
  • Carbohydrates  20 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  90 mg
  • Sodium  340 mg
  • Potassium  468 mg
  • Phosphorus  150 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  4.5 g

Blackened Shrimp Pineapple Salad

Spicy, blackened shrimp is complimented by sweetness from pineapple and corn in this kidney-friendly recipe for Blackened Shrimp Pineapple Salad by DaVita renal dietitian Theresa. Quick and easy to make, this salad may easily become one of your favorites.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe modified from Safeway's Fresh Ideas Magazine recipe and submitted by DaVita dietitian Theresa from Colorado.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1/2 recipe


  • 14 large shrimp, raw
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium blackening seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in thin slices
  • 2 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 


  1. Peel and devein shrimp.
  2. Rub and coat shrimp with blackening seasoning.  In a pan, heat butter over medium-high heat and sauté shrimp.  Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp curls.  Remove from heat and set on a paper towel-covered plate to cool. 
  3. Cut pineapple into chunks. Thinly slice bell pepper and tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
  4. In a salad bowl, combine the pineapple, bell pepper, corn and lettuce. Sprinkle with olive oil, vinegar and black pepper and toss.
  5. Top with blackened shrimp and serve. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fruit, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Recipe analysis includes the recipe for Low Sodium Blackening Seasoning, which has 134 mg sodium per teaspoon.
  • Adjust shrimp for higher or lower protein diets. 

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umaDevi says:


Reading itself make me feel hungry. i love to try it out soon. thank you.

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