Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  144
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  12 mg
  • Sodium  57 mg
  • Potassium  144 mg
  • Phosphorus  40 mg
  • Calcium  47 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup

Try a new take on soup with the kidney-friendly recipe for Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Anne from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1-1/2 cup fresh cherries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3  cup sugar
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 


  1. Remove pits from cherries.
  2. Add water to a medium sauce pan together with cherries, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil then simmer at a very low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove 2 tablespoons of liquid and set aside for garnish.
  4. Remove another 1/4 cup of the liquid and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Whisk together with the flour and sour cream then return to the sauce pan.
  6. Simmer for another 5 minutes over low heat.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  8. Serve in a soup bowl.  Swirl in the reserved cherry juice as a garnish.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Alter the sugar or Splenda to your taste.
  • If Splenda or other sugar replacement is substituted for sugar the carbohydrate is 16 grams per serving which equals one Carbohydrate Choice.
  • Look for canned cherries in juice or light syrup to make this an even easier recipe.
  • This is an excellent light lunch for those who have no taste for meat, fish, poultry, etc. To increase the protein content add protein powder as advised by your renal dietitian. Two scoops of ProSource® or ProCel® protein powder are excellent additions. 

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