Anything better than fresh salsa? Well, maybe a few things, but you’ll be hard pressed to think of them while diving into this amazingly delicious Simple Kiwi Salsa!
8 kiwifruit 3 tablespoons chopped red onion 1 jalapeño pepper, minced 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro ½ lime, juiced Sea salt
You want kiwifruit that is firm but ripe because the mushier it is, the harder it will be to dice. But go ahead and cut the kiwis into quarter-inch cubes. If you need some tips and tricks on peeling kiwifruit, check out my video: 3 Ways to Peel Kiwi. It will make your life easier (and tastier).
NOTE: FACT: A single serving has almost three-times the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C. And a single kiwi has more potassium than a banana and two--well, two kiwis kinda looks like testicles--but they contain more fiber than a bowl of bran cereal.
Next chop up your red onion. Now, if you're a cryer -- I mean when chopping onions, not like during sex or anything -- check out my video on why onions make you cry?
Add the minced jalapeno, chopped cilantro, and lime juice to a large mixing bowl along with the kiwifruit and red onion. Gently mix it together, as to prevent this salsa from getting mushy.
NOTE: NOTE: Can I just point out that the term “fruit salsa” bothers me? The tomato is a fruit… so the distinction for fruit salsa seems a bit silly. Yet we think of the tomato as a veggie. Why? Well, in 1887, U.S. tariff laws imposed a tax on all imported vegetables, but not fruits. This put the spotlight on the ever confusing tomato. Yes, it’s a fruit… but from a culinary standpoint, it is prepared as a vegetable. Which is exactly what the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1893, declaring it a vegetable, as it is generally served with dinner, and not dessert.
Go ahead and salt the salsa to taste.
Transfer it to a small serving bowl and dig in. Now, kiwifruit is delicate so I would go ahead and eat this stuff up within a day or two. Besides, it looks so tasty, how can you resist?
NOTE: NOTE: Your salsa might look different than mine because kiwifruit comes in a variety of colors. Yup, they are not just green. Photo by Crowhurst et al. - BMC Genomics 2008 9: 351.
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Jerry James Stone
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