Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  134
  • Protein  14 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  2 g
  • Cholesterol  15 mg
  • Sodium  155 mg
  • Potassium  180 mg
  • Phosphorus  100 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Tuna Ceviche

Maria, a DaVita dietitian from Arizona, believes a healthy diet can make the difference in improving quality of life. Her primary goal with patients is developing a diet that provides the proper balance of potassium and phosphorus, which is crucial to maintain physical wellness. Maria’s exciting Tuna Ceviche recipe is zesty, healthy and kidney-friendly.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Maria from Arizona.



Portions: 3     Serving size: 1/4 cup plus 6 crackers

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces canned low-sodium water-packed tuna
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/4 cup purple or yellow onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 18 saltine crackers, unsalted tops

Preparation

  1. Drain tuna and pour into a small mixing bowl. Flake with a fork.
  2. Chop cilantro and onion.
  3. Mix the cilantro, onion, black pepper and Mrs. Dash seasoning and blend with the tuna.
  4. Pour fresh lemon juice over the tuna mixture and mix ingredients well.
  5. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Serve 1/4 cup ceviche with 6 saltine crackers, unsalted tops.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1 starch

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • If low-sodium, canned tuna is unavailable, look for the brand of tuna lowest in sodium and rinse under running water for 1 to 2 minutes to further reduce sodium content.
  • Traditional ceviche is made from raw fish or seafood marinated in lemon or lime juice. Acid from the lemon “cooks” the fish. This is a safer version of ceviche for kidney patients.
  • Substitute parsley for cilantro if desired.
  • Water crackers and low sodium triskets are great replacements for the unsalted saltines.
 

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Tuna Ceviche

metrogirl_ says:

5

Made this for the boyfriend last week. He said it was better than regular tuna with mayo. Instead of the crackers, I used a tostada shell. Will definately make this again.

Jun. 26, 2011, 4:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tuna Ceviche

LindaKay says:

5

My 1st day on a diabetic renal diet was Good Friday - my husband made this for me for lunch & I'll NEVER go back to mayo! Great fresh taste - loved it!

Apr. 26, 2011, 2:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

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