Pineapple-Sweet Onion Salsa with Tortilla Chips


Serving Size:
2 tablespoons of salsa, 1 tortilla (cut into 8 pieces)

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 small jalapeno pepper
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 2 firm ripe medium tomatoes
  • 12 ounces canned crushed pineapple, packed in juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 10 flour tortillas, 6" size
  • 4 tablespoons trans-fat free margarine 


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Remove seeds from jalapeno pepper; coarsely chop cilantro and onion.
  3. In a food processor, combine  cilantro, jalapeno and onion. Pulse until blended, but not pureed.
  4. Cut tomatoes into quarters and add to mixture. Pulse until tomatoes are in small pieces.
  5. Add drained pineapple and pulse until mixture is thickened, but not pureed.
  6. Add lemon zest.  Mix until blended.
  7. Brush flour tortillas with melted margarine.
  8. Cut each tortilla into 8 pie-shaped pieces. Place on  a lightly sprayed baking sheet. 
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes until tortillas are firm.  Remove from oven and let cool.
  10. Serve baked tortilla pieces as dipping scoops for salsa. 

Helpful hints

  • Leftover salsa will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Serve salsa with kidney-friendly tacos or burritos from

Nutrients per serving

Calories 142

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 21 g

Fat 6 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 116 mg

Potassium 148 mg

Phosphorus 32 mg

Calcium 5 mg

Fiber 1.3 g

Added Sugar 1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

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