Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  127
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  6 mg
  • Sodium  31 mg
  • Potassium  127 mg
  • Phosphorus  26 mg
  • Calcium  16 mg
  • Fiber  1 g

Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad

Expand your culinary repertoire with this new kidney-friendly idea for a dessert or side dish. DaVita dietitian, Lynn from Maryland, will make any meal better with her recipe for Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Lynn from Maryland.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2/3 cup


  • 8 ounces canned crushed pineapple in juice
  • 11 ounces canned mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 8 maraschino cherries


  1. Drain pineapple and oranges well.
  2. Once drained, mix all other ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Chill overnight.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use fruit canned in syrup for a higher calorie dessert if you need to increase your calorie intake.

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Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad

Mafilovewilled says:


I can't wait to try it! Sounds good??

Aug. 19, 2014, 6:04 AM - Inappropriate review?

Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad

Chivoville says:


Very good! I have been eating this for years as 5 cup salad which calls for 1 cup of each ingredient, but does not call for cherries. This kidney friendly version is just as good! I would recommend making it 1 day ahead like the recipe says, because it was much better the second day.(We ate the first serving immediately after preparing). I didn't have the cherries, and it was very good without them, but I will try to keep some on hand for the next time...

Aug. 16, 2014, 10:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad

Hockey says:


I have been advised by my kidney specialist not to eat nuts or coconut would this be okay for me to eat I also have high potassium I am a CKD Moderator comment: Because this recipe has only 2 tablespoons of coconut, it is low enough in potassium to include as long as you carefully measure ingredients and the recommended portion. You could also make it without the coconut.

Jul. 14, 2012, 3:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad

panamasunset says:


This is very good. But I do not add the sour cream.

Jul. 01, 2012, 9:02 AM - Inappropriate review?

Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad

TUNETOWN1_ says:


I'm makeing this tomorrow.....sounds delish!

Mar. 31, 2011, 1:18 AM - Inappropriate review?

Orange Pineapple Ambrosia Salad



This is good, I'll use it.

May. 21, 2010, 9:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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