Serving Size:
1/4 cup

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


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon basil


  1. Wash the blueberries and raspberries and let excess water drain off.
  2. Cut up onion into pieces. Place berries, onion, lime juice and basil in a food processor or blender.
  3. Pulse until ingredients are finely chopped. Let salsa sit overnight in the refrigerator.

Helpful hints

  • Serve with low-sodium crackers or tortilla chips. Look for brands with the lowest amount of sodium.
  • You may also serve with homemade pita chips. Split the pitas in half and cut each half into quarters. Spray with cooking spray and bake at 350º F for about 8 minutes.
  • A 6-ounce container of berries is typically about 1 cup of blueberries or raspberries. 
  • Drain salsa through a fine sieve to remove excess fluid if you are on a fluid restriction. 

Nutrients per serving

Calories 28

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 7 g

Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1 mg

Potassium 64 mg

Phosphorus 11 mg

Calcium 9 mg

Fiber 2.0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium

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