These delicious kiwi recipes are the perfect way to kick off the season!
People associate many things with warm weather – swimming, sunshine, beaches, BBQs, homemade ice cream, and volleyball.
While it may not come to mind as quickly as other things, kiwis are also a treat this time of year.
They’re light, juicy, cool, and full of yummy deliciousness. But did you know that kiwis taste just as good in recipes as they do alone?
You can’t go wrong with these 25 kiwi recipes! It just might become your new go-to fruit.
Vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and full of delicious kiwi – what more could you ask for in a kiwi smoothie recipe?!
Thanks to the all-natural fruits, unsweetened vegan milk and yogurt, and fresh spinach, it’s also low-sugar and lip-smackingly good.
If you’re a fan of banana or zucchini bread, you’ll love this recipe for kiwi bread. It’s similar but has a more tangy kick.
It’s a fun, simple bread to fix, and aside from the kiwi, you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
If you’re looking for a healthier breakfast option, this pudding is it.
You’ll only need six ingredients to make it, and it’s packed full of vitamins and nutrients, such as Vitamins C, E, and K, and potassium to start your day off right.
Plus, chia seeds are the new miracle food, so that’s a bonus.
If you consider yourself a salsa aficionado, you cannot pass up this recipe for kiwi avocado salsa.
It’s a little sweeter than tomato-based salsa, but there’s also a tangy kick. Together, the flavor will tickle every one of your taste buds.
It’s also great for holidays. The cilantro, scallions, and red onions give it that south-of-the-border flair, making it perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
The beautiful green color makes it an attractive St. Patty’s Day treat as well!
These muffins are tasty, healthy, and take less than an hour to fix.
They’re also versatile. You can serve them as a healthy breakfast-on-the-go or add some ice cream and have them for dessert.
Requiring only three ingredients for the salad and four for the dressing, this recipe makes a quick, cool meal that’s ideal for a hot day.
It takes about 5 minutes to make, so meal prep’s a breeze.
The lime juice, ginger, and kiwi give it a slightly tart flavor, but the honey and strawberries help mellow that out into something smooth and tasty.
If you’re looking for a refreshing, light lunch, try it.
This salad is the physical representation of “eating your greens.” It has kiwi, cucumber, your favorite salad base, and fresh mint.
It’s green on top of green on top of green, with a few walnuts thrown in for good measure.
Pack this scrumptious salad for lunch, and no one will dare tell you to eat more greens.
This salad gives you a double dose of your favorite green fruit. It has sliced kiwi pieces in the salad and more kiwi blended for the dressing.
If you think double-kiwi might be too much, it also pairs well with a raspberry vinaigrette. It takes about 15 minutes to fix and is full of tangy, juicy goodness.
The only real downside to this salad is that it’s almost too pretty to eat.
Remember growing up and being told that you could not eat pie for breakfast? Well, that’s nonsense! If you want pie for breakfast, eat pie for breakfast!
Better yet, with this kiwi recipe, you can eat healthy pie for breakfast.
Guilt-free ingredients like almonds, sunflower seeds, fruit, and yogurt make up the crust, and the topping is low-carb Greek yogurt and sliced kiwis.
Bruschetta is one of those foods you don’t think of as sweet, but this version is a whole new animal.
If you’re looking for a sweeter cracker topping for your next party, consider this mixture of golden kiwi, blueberries, and feta cheese.
A dash of salt rounds out the blend perfectly to give you that all-important balance of salty and sweet.
We know how hard it is to bring a universally liked dessert to family gatherings where everyone has specific dietary restrictions.
That’s why we love these baked oatmeal muffins. They have no added sugar, are low-fat, and are gluten- and dairy-free.
Baked to golden perfection and topped with a slice of kiwi, these are little balls of heaven.
They’re stuffed with healthy ingredients, including bananas, cashews, coconut milk, and pineapples, so they’ll also be a great breakfast treat.
Is there anything more refreshing than lemonade? Yes, actually! Lemonade with fresh kiwi!
All you’ll need to make this astounding ambrosia are kiwis, lemon juice, sugar, and water. Best of all, you’ll have it done in 5 minutes.
If a cool glass of fruit juice sounds like just the thing but you don’t want lemonade, try fresh kiwi juice instead.
All you’ll need is a blender, two kiwis, some sugar, water, and salt, and about 3 minutes.
It’s so easy to make that summer kiwi stands might be the next big thing.
When you think of fruit salad, you probably picture a bowl of berries, oranges, and apple slices.
This fruit salad is much more tropical and much more decadent.
Full of pomegranate, kiwi, mandarin orange slices, pineapple chunks, and some poppy seeds, this fruit salad is fit for royalty.
It takes about 10 minutes to whip up enough for six people.
Of course, no one says you have to share.
This is another excellent kiwi recipe for adventurous salsa lovers.
It’s full of fresh ingredients like kiwi, avocado, pineapple, various peppers, cilantro, and more, and it’s not just for tortilla chips!
This salsa also works well as a topper for fish, chicken, quinoa, or tacos. With only 3.4 grams of fat per serving, you won’t have to feel guilty about eating it.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sugar-filled snacks for your kids, these homemade fruit roll-ups could make you mom (or dad) of the year.
You can use whatever tropical fruit you like, but kiwi gives them a wonderful tart flavor that kids seem to love.
Blend them with some pineapple chunks, lemon or lime juice, and a natural sweetener of your choice. (I prefer honey!)
Then pour the mixture onto a dehydrator or into a pan in the oven and let it harden.
After it cools, slice it, roll it up, and stick it in your kids’ snack packs.
This quick, convenient recipe is great for those rushed mornings when you need a healthy breakfast in 10 minutes.
Thanks to its simple ingredient list – Greek yogurt, blackberries, kiwi, granola, and honey – it’ll also allow you to start your day with less than 250 calories.
If you’re looking for a way to zest up the same bland chicken, don’t overlook kiwi! SunGold kiwis make an incredible marinade.
Simply mix them with limes, garlic, cilantro, ginger, salt, and water, and you have a unique marinade that’ll give off some serious Caribbean vibes.
Top your chicken with slices of kiwi for an extra kick.
Homemade ice cream is delicious but can take a lot of work. This three-ingredient sorbet, on the other hand, requires very little.
Simply puree your kiwi in a blender, then add in your lime juice and sugar.
Seal in an air-tight container and chill in the freezer for about an hour. It’s an icy, invigorating dessert.
All you’ll need for these popsicles are kiwi and pineapple juice, although, you can add a sweetener if you prefer a less tart taste.
Blend everything, and pour it in popsicle molds. Freeze for about 6 hours, and then enjoy.
The best part is that they still look like kiwis, which is usually a treat for the kids.
Forewarning about this recipe: It’s much too cute to eat. It’ll be the hardest “have your cake or eat it” decision you’ll ever make.
Covered in delicious, fruity goodness, it looks like a pizza and a watermelon had a baby.
If you’re having a party this summer, this is, hands-down, the perfect dessert.
Grilled kiwi sounds gross, right? Wrong! If the descriptor ‘grilled’ throws you, try thinking of them as caramelized kiwi instead.
They’re mouth-wateringly delicious, and once you dip them in the fluffy coconut cream/powdered sugar topping, you’ll never look at kiwi the same way again.
These are basic cupcake bases covered in icing made from powdered sugar, butter, vegetable shortening, and pureed kiwi.
They’re lighter, fresher, and less sweet than “regular” cupcakes.
You can even stick a slice of kiwi in them for a more appealing display.
The recipe doesn’t call for it, but a piece of the aforementioned caramelized kiwi might be even better.
No-bake: Is there a sweeter phrase on Earth? When you see ‘no-bake,’ you already know the recipe will be easy and quick.
This no-bake kiwi cheesecake is no exception. You can whip up 12 servings of these tasty treats in about 20 minutes. They take longer to chill, though.
Along with basic baking ingredients, this recipe needs kiwi, yogurt, lime juice, and sea salt.
It takes about an hour to make, and when done, it has the texture of pound cake, the sweet bite of lemon cake, and a unique kiwi flavor that’s all its own.
The coating of powdered sugar is just an added layer of goodness.
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