Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  182
  • Protein  10 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  93 mg
  • Sodium  192 mg
  • Potassium  249 mg
  • Phosphorus  93 mg
  • Calcium  57 mg
  • Fiber  1.9 g

Island Shrimp Slaw

Eileen, DaVita renal dietitian from New York, shares a taste of the tropics with her kidney-friendly recipe for Island Shrimp Slaw recipe. It’s the perfect combination of crunchy, traditional slaw with savory, spicy shrimp.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Eileen from New York.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 12 ounces frozen cooked shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 6 cups packaged coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups yellow bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 


  1. Chop onion, bell peppers and cilantro.
  2. Thaw shrimp and pat dry.
  3. In a large bowl, mix shrimp, coleslaw mix, onion, pepper, cilantro and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  4. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, Italian seasoning and remaining1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Pour dressing over shrimp cabbage mixture and toss well.
  5. Chill for 2 hours and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1-1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If all ingredients are chilled prior to preparation, the 2-hour chill time can be eliminated.
  • If you want to “kick it up a notch,” add more cayenne pepper to taste.
  • For variety and a touch of sweetness, add 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits. 

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