20 Fresh Kiwi Fruit Recipes to Try

Jim Robinson

By Jim Robinson

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Kiwi is a small fruit that packs a big nutritional punch. It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that offer a variety of health benefits. In fact, kiwi has more vitamin C than oranges, making it a great choice for boosting your immune system (1). 

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Kiwi is also a good source of fiber, which can aid in digestion and help you feel full longer (2). It contains enzymes that can improve the digestion of proteins, making it an ideal addition to your diet if you’re looking to build muscle mass (3).

With all these benefits and more, it’s no wonder kiwi has become a popular superfood. Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy this tangy fruit.

1. Kiwi Smoothie

Bright, tart kiwi takes the lead flavor in this tropical smoothie, followed by sweet pops of pineapple, banana, and honey. Greek yogurt ties everything together while imparting a thick creamy texture. If that’s not good enough, hemp hearts and spinach add an extra dose of vitamins to finish off this nutrition-packed smoothie.

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2. Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

If you never thought to try strawberries and kiwi together, now’s your chance. The deep summer sweetness of the red berry adds a nice sugary flavor to offset the kiwi’s tartness. Along with milk, yogurt, and your sweetener of choice (I use maple syrup for extra burnt-sugar flavor), you’re looking at one refreshing smoothie.

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3. Fresh Kiwi Juice Recipe

I can’t let the summer season pass without making at least one batch of kiwi juice. It’s the ultimate thirst quencher for those sizzling hot August afternoons. One sip will treat your palate to a refreshing tart sweetness balanced out by a hint of saltiness. Think lime Gatorade but tastier and better for you.

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4. Kick-in-the-face Kiwi Salsa Recipe

If you love a good fruit salsa (and honestly, who doesn’t?) you gotta try this kiwi salsa recipe. It has “kick-in-the-face” written in the title for a reason. Expect bold flavors of sour kiwi, zesty ginger, and punchy cilantro to blow away your palate. It’s the perfect culmination of spicy, herbal, and tart to dress up grilled meats or tofu.

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5. Kiwi Cucumber Salad With Walnuts and Fresh Mint

Adding kiwi to your salads is an unexpected way to transform boring greens into something exciting. This recipe uses cucumbers, mint, and kiwi to create a salad that tastes like a day at the spa. Each bite bursts with soothing yet bright flavors enhanced by a lime-infused vinaigrette.

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6. Homemade Kiwi Jam

Nothing beats homemade kiwi jam, especially when it only requires 4 simple ingredients. That’s right, you just need sugar, lemon juice, salt, and kiwis to create this delectable jam. Enjoy the sweet spread on toast, baked goods, or charcuterie boards for a tart twist.

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7. Kiwi Lime Loaf Cake with Yogurt

Does the thought of lemon pound cake make you drool? If so, you gotta check out this kiwi lime loaf cake. Each bite is incredibly moist, thanks to the incorporation of yogurt. The kiwi and lime add a surprising refreshing quality to this sweet cake. It’s a taste reminiscent of key lime pie, with extra brightness thanks to the kiwi.

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8. Kiwi Bread with Lime Glaze + Almonds

If you love sneaking some good-for-you ingredients into your baking, then you must try this kiwi bread. You create the batter from pureed avocado and kiwi, which adds an unforgettable moist texture and smooth flavor along with some healthy fats and vitamins. But the best part has to be the almond crumble and lime zest glaze.

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9. No Churn Kiwi Ice Cream

Kiwi may not be the first ice cream flavor to come to mind, but this recipe proves otherwise. Expect the bright, tart flavors of kiwi to punch up the rich, silkiness of ice cream. And since it’s no churn, you can whip up this tasty ice cream without breaking a sweat. Perfect for hot summer days!

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10. Kiwi Sorbet

Here’s another way to cool off with kiwi! If you’re not feeling the dairy and fat from ice cream, check out this incredible sorbet. Frozen kiwis go a long way to flavor this sorbet, but it’s helped out by supporting players like coconut milk, lemon juice, and honey.

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11. No Bake Kiwi Pistachio Pie

This no-bake kiwi pie is the perfect dessert to serve at a summer picnic or barbecue. Honestly, it’s so easy, thanks to the pistachio instant pudding and pre-made pie crust. Each bite is silky smooth and dotted with juicy chunks of kiwi that burst in your mouth.

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12. Kiwi Syrup

Do you want to drizzle the taste of kiwis on… well pretty much everything? If so, try making a batch of this kiwi syrup. It’s insanely easy, requiring only kiwi, water, and sugar. Pour some on your oatmeal, pancakes, ice cream, or yogurt to add a tropical twist.

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13. Kiwi Muffins Recipe

Save this kiwi muffin recipe next time you want to shake up breakfast. It creates a delectably moist muffin packed with fiber to keep you full until lunch. The kiwi flavor definitely shines through, adding a unique hint of the tropics to each bite.

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14. Kiwi Wine Recipe

If you’re looking for a more ambitious kiwi recipe, why not try making a batch of kiwi wine? It tastes less sweet than the fruity wines you’ll find in the liquor store, plus it’s rich in vitamins that persist throughout the winemaking process.

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15. Kiwi and Banana Smoothie Recipe

Kiwi and banana are a match made in heaven, and what better way to enjoy the perfect pairing than this sensational smoothie? Other than the fruit, you add yogurt and milk for extra protein. Honey sweetens up the mix and adds a perky sugary note to offset the tart kiwi.

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16. Kiwi Lime Popsicles

Yet another way to enjoy the refreshing flavors of kiwi during the summer. These kiwi popsicles are naturally sweetened with honey. Yogurt adds a nice creamy texture and lime juice brings a refreshing acidity that pairs wonderfully with the kiwi.

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17. Kiwi Tart

This show-stopping dessert is begging to be served at your next brunch. It contains three components: a flakey golden crust, silky lime-infused custard, and sliced kiwi to adorn the top. It’s easier to make than you might think and poses as a refreshing finale to any meal.

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18. Easy Kiwi Lime Pie (With Gluten-free Option)

If you haven’t tried making key lime pie with kiwi yet, what are you waiting for? The green fruit adds a unique tropical flavor that compliments the tangy, zingy pie. This recipe uses a mixture of green and golden kiwi to gracefully garnish the whipped topping for a fantastic finish.

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19. Vegan No-Bake Kiwi Cheesecake Recipe

This vegan cheesecake is a stunner and it’s surprisingly easy to make. It’s no-bake and requires only 25 minutes of hands-on time. The luscious cheesecake makes up the bulk of your bite, followed by a tangy kiwi glaze, a buttery crust, and pops of berries.

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20. Perfect Dessert Pizza Recipe (with Strawberries and Kiwis!)

This dessert pizza packs a lot of flavor in each slice. The sugar cookie crust melts in your mouth, along with the velvety cream cheese sauce. You top this ‘za with ample amounts of sliced strawberries and kiwis which bring a fruity punch to each bite.

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