Simple Kiwi Salsa

Recipe by: Jerry James Stone | Written April 21, 2015

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

Total Time:

15 minutes

15 minutes
Recipe Type:
  1. 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.
  2. 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? 

  3. 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.
  4. Go ahead and salt the salsa to taste. 

  5. 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.
  6. Enjoy! 



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