Six Kiwi Dishes To Impress

Although kiwis aren’t the most exotic fruit, they aren’t as common on menus as you may think. We want to change that. The fuzzy fruit has an expansive flavor profile that brings citric & floral notes to both sweet and savory dishes. Kiwi’s delicate balance of sweet and sour flavors can craft impressive dishes without complicated cooking techniques. Here are a few to get you started.

Kiwi Popsicles

Simple, delectable, and aesthetically pleasing, kiwi popsicles should be at the top of your dessert list. We like to let the natural flavors of the kiwi shine by serving it as is; simply peel and section the kiwi, and freeze with a small stick attached. If you’d prefer a larger popsicle, simply puree your kiwi and place into a mold!

Kiwi Pavlova

Pavlova allows fruit to take the drivers seat, so it only makes sense to have kiwi behind the wheel. Mix a variety of fruits such as strawberries, peaches, or blackberries in with your kiwi pavlova for a colorful treat.

Kiwi Kale Salad

Looking for a seasonal side dish? Winter’s favorite green, kale, has a hearty texture that compliments the soft, juicy flesh of kiwi. This dish is “green” in more than just color; it’s filled with vitamins and fiber.

  • Pro Tip: While often served cold, kiwi and kale make an excellent cooked dish. Simply sauté both on medium heat with garlic and ginger for a few minutes!

Kiwi Tartlets

Is there anything better than a kiwi dessert? Your customers will be hard pressed to think otherwise after you whip up fresh kiwi tartlets. Try working with the classic pairing of kiwi and mint here for a light, refreshing flavor profile.

  • Pro Tip: Looking for a partner for your kiwi? Mango is a great supplementary fruit in this dish.

Kiwi Pork Ribs

Bring a little bit of the tropics to your next savory dish by adding kiwi into your marinade! Kiwis are an enzyme-rich fruit, making them excellent meat tenderizers. Though you can use them on other meats, we particularly enjoy using kiwi in baked pork ribs, as it’s a quick, no-fuss way to further define a crowd-favorite.

Kiwi Salsa

Expand on the vast history of fruit salsas by using kiwi in your pico de gallo recipe. Mango makes an excellent pair here, as it helps bring out the inherent sweetness of kiwi while offering its own juicy, tropical flavor.

  • Pro Tip:  This salsa serves as a great topping for tacos! Use a lighter meat like chicken or fish for best results.