Savory and Sweet Kiwi Combos to Try

Kiwifruit has a citrusy element to it, which always leads me to pair it with oranges, limes, and lemons. One of my all-time favorite breakfast treats is fresh oranges, kiwis, and full fat yogurt blended with a bit of ice and lime juice. This powerhouse smoothie isn’t just good for you, it whisks you away somewhere tropical and warm.

Strawberries are also a classic flavor combination with kiwis. Margaritas anyone? How about a strawberry kiwi tequila sunrise? In many American restaurants, the brown skin is peeled away before eating the fruit, but this is a huge mistake! Unless you need to preserve the bright green color for your dish (for example, in a kiwi sorbet, smoothie, or cocktail), you should absolutely eat the skin. It’s not only delicious, but it contains a ton of fiber and minerals. Very high in vitamin C, kiwi fruit is far better eaten raw - cooking it destroys the vitamin content and the green color.

So keep your kiwis raw! Throw them into breakfast fruit salads and pair them with chilies in tropical salsa and chutney for grilled halibut tacos. Freeze discs of gorgeous green kiwis into homemade popsicles, and muddled them into the bottom of your gin fizzes. Also, the enzymes in kiwis contain make them an awesome natural tenderizer for meat, so consider throwing processed kiwi fruit into your summer marinades and ceviche this barbecue season!

About the Chef

Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.