Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  250
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  34 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  31 mg
  • Sodium  121 mg
  • Potassium  147 mg
  • Phosphorus  50 mg
  • Calcium  29 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Carrot Pineapple Salad

Try Carrot Pineapple Salad, a sweet, refreshing gelatin salad that gets one thumb up for being healthy for the kidney diet and another thumb up for flavor. The combination of healthy carrots, crushed pineapple and apricot nectar provide crunch and fruity flavor.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Joyce from Texas.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 2/3 cup


  • 3 ounces dry apricot or orange Jell-O® mix
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • 8 ounces canned crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup Cool Whip® dessert topping
  • 1 cup carrots


  1. Mix Jell-O® as directed on package instructions using apricot nectar and drained pineapple juice as part of liquid. Refrigerate until partially set.
  2. Combine sugar, cream cheese and Cool Whip topping. 
  3. Shred carrots. Blend the cream cheese mixture from step 2 with carrots into partially set Jell-O®. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours until firm.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 fat
  • 1-1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For diabetics, use sugar-free gelatin and Splenda® granular low calorie sweetener to reduce carbohydrate to 13 grams per serving, one Carbohydrate Choice.

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Carrot Pineapple Salad

juddee16 says:


Everyone loves this recipe! I was not able to find the apricot jello at my store so I used peach and peach nectar. Another note to those that it did not jell well for. Use only one cup of liquid combined with pineapple juice and nectar. You used too much liquid.

Apr. 19, 2014, 8:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Pineapple Salad

retiredteacher says:


Should the pineapple be added at the same time as the carrots and cream cheese mixture? I don't see it listed in the directions...just in the ingredients. Thanks. Dietitian comment: Yes, you are correct. The recipe will be changed to include the pineapple. Thanks!

Sep. 20, 2013, 7:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Pineapple Salad

Greg__ says:


doubled the recipe, used large (22oz) can of pineapple used the juice, but no nectar or water so jello was thick, 4 cups of carrots, whole 8oz of cool whip. It was sooooo good, we could not stop eating it!

Nov. 20, 2012, 12:34 PM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Pineapple Salad

mphrd says:


One of my patients complained it did not set and remained "soupy". Did anyone else have this problem? Thanks!

Aug. 03, 2012, 12:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Pineapple Salad



This is spectacular! Made a friend, who hates anything made with carrots,taste it. She couldn't stop eating it and asked for the recipe.

Jul. 31, 2009, 4:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Pineapple Salad



I made the Carrot Pineapple Salad for a pot luck lunch with our church seniors. There were so many other delicious dishes there that I was afraid I would take most of mine home. I was pleasantly surprised when they licked the platter clean.

Jul. 06, 2009, 12:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Pineapple Salad



This one is outstanding. Thank you.

Jun. 18, 2009, 4:05 AM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Pineapple Salad



this is a keeper. Thanks

Mar. 26, 2009, 1:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

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