Kiwi Party

Need some inspiration for what to do with your kiwis? Here are three fun and easy recipes.

What good is it to vary the seasonal veggies with a load of fresh fruit from Italy, if they go to waste on people’s kitchen counters? Here are 3 good ways to use your kiwis, that can make them last longer.

Learn how to make sweet kiwi jam, savory kiwi/avocado salsa verde, and crispy dried kiwi chips.

Kiwi Jam

Ever thought about making a jam out of your kiwis? It makes them last longer, it’s sweet and delicious, and it can even make a kiwi-hater go bananas over those green seedy fruits. This recipe is for quite a lot of jam, but just wait, you’ll easily it all — or give it away as a present. Here’s how.

Ingredients

  • 1l of sugar
  • 2kg of kiwis, in halves
  • 0.5dl of fresh lemon juice (around 2 lemons)

Procedure

  1. Scoop the flesh of the kiwis into a pot and discard the skins. Mash the flesh until it’s smooth. Mix together with sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 15 minutes, or until it’s thickened. Stir occasionally.
  3. At the same time sterilize jars and lids, by submerging them into boiling water and let them stay there until the jam is ready to pour into the jars.
  4. Pour jam into jars and let cool to settle → eat up! OR pour jam into jars and cover them with boiling water. Boil for about 10 minutes, but don’t let the jars touch the bottom of the pot, use a cake rack for example, to place in the bottom.

Ready to eat.

Kiwi/Avocado Salsa Verde

If you are not a fan of the sweet kitchen, try this salsa for your savory dishes. Use it for Mexican food or simply as a snack with crisps or tortillas.

Ingredients

  • 5 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 onions (spring onion or shallots), chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced (not mashed, this is salsa, not guacamole!)
  • Chopped cilantro
  • A half red onion, chopped (if its too strong for you, rinse it under cold water to remove the top of the strength)
  • Juice and zest fom 1–2 limes
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 chili or jalapeño (optional)
  • Sea salt

Procedure

Mix and stir, eat and enjoy!

Kiwi Chips

The easiest, most simple, of the three must the the chips. Just take a look!

Ingredients

Kiwis

Procedure

Cut as many kiwis as you like into very thin slices (preferable on a mandoline, but otherwise with a sharp knife). Place the slices in a single layer on a backing sheet and bake at a low temperature in the oven for about 45 minutes. They should be a little brown, but not burned! Let cool afterwards. When they are done and cooled they are tangy and gummy, almost like candy. Enjoy!