Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  64
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  21 mg
  • Sodium  115 mg
  • Potassium  146 mg
  • Phosphorus  43 mg
  • Calcium  20 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Ceviche Caribe

Ceviche, a dish with South American roots, is a combination of seafood and citrus. Our kidney-friendly recipe for Ceviche Caribe comes from DaVita renal dietitian Karon from Florida and is a tantalizing blend of cooked shrimp, cilantro, pineapple, tomato, onion, yellow banana pepper, lime juice, white vinegar, olive oil and sea salt that’s a cinch to prepare.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Karon from Florida.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 large fresh shrimp
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 medium yellow banana pepper
  • 1 small Scotch Bonnet pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a 3-quart saucepan, add 2 quarts water and garlic powder, onion powder and bay leaves. Bring water to a rolling boil and add shrimp. (Be sure the water covers the shrimp.) Cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 8 minutes. Drain immediately and set aside to cool.
  2. Peel cooled shrimp and discard the shells. Chop shrimp into bite-size pieces.
  3. In a food processor, add green onions, tomato, peppers and cilantro; pulse on-off button to chop to a very coarse consistency. Chunky texture is desired.
  4. Add lime juice and vinegar to the mixture.
  5. Place in a serving bowl and add chopped shrimp.
  6. Peel and core fresh pineapple. Place in food processor and pulse to chop to coarse consistency.
  7. Add pineapple to the bowl with shrimp and vegetables. Fold ingredients together.
  8. Add olive oil and sea salt.
  9. Chill for 30 minutes or more before serving.  

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute one-quarter of a medium white onion for green onions if desired.
  • Recipe can be prepared one day ahead and served the next day.
  • Serving suggestions:
    • Serve over a mixture of cooked rice and peas (2 cups cooked rice plus 1/3 cup boiled sweet green peas).
    • Serve as an appetizer with low sodium crackers.
    • Serve over fish as a salsa.

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Ceviche Caribe

fireballchef says:


i just love all of the recipes, i thank God for this site, i was diagnosed, 7 yrs ago as stage 4 but now my Nephrologist says i am healthy, and doing well still no dialysis. only B12 and I started eating healthy & lost 75 lbs doing great still thank you for the support also i come from a large family who mostly had diabetes, & kidney failure i am the baby of 14 and the only one still living my dad & mom both were diabetics & my dads family lost limbs and a lot of them passed away, also 1 of my brothers had 4 sons & they are all diabetics, also i have a great grandson who is 15 in texas, he is the latest one i lost my last brother who was 81 from kidney failure. so i realize how important it is to eat healthier. and take care of yourself. having a great outlook on my life my grandmom lived 113 yrs she was cherokie, my dad live to be 99. so i'm looking forward to along happy healthy life. i pray this will encourage others, i wake everyday being grateful & Thanking God for another day above ground to encourage and share with others this great love

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