How to Cut a Kiwi – Kitchen Tip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 2, 2011

If you’ve never tried a kiwi, you are missing out! They have this delicious sweet tangy zing to them, and I love tossing them into fruit salads for the extra flavor!

And they do well in smoothies too…love this uber healthy Green Smoothie!

If you haven’t tried one because you don’t know how to cut it, or what to do with it, don’t worry…know one will ever know! I’ll show you how and you can impress your friends at a summer gathering, and pretend you’ve been doing this for years!

Here’s how to cut one…

Cut off the an end.

And the other end.

Stand it up and slice off the brown coat.

(I wonder if it’s cold now that it’s brown coat is gone.)

Lay on one of the flat sides and slice.

Halve the slices.

Then cut down the halves.

Simply as that.

Toss into a fruit salad…or toss the slices into a green smoothie.

Are you a fan of kiwi?! Have you ever tried it?! Why…why not?!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Isabella June 2, 2011 at 8:00 am
Bethany June 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

I’m pretty sure I’ve tossed kiwis with the skin into smoothies before. Another way I like to eat kiwis that some English friends showed me is to slice them in half and eat the insides out with a spoon. Quick, easy and delicious. I didn’t know this way though so thanks for the tip!

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Janice June 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

I like them but i feel like you lose so much when you cut them like that- can you peel them with a carrot peeler?

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom June 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

With some practice, you don’t lose much at all! And a peeler would probably work…have never tried it!

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Alyssa June 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Yes! That us how I peel mine all the time! I will sometimes just eat them with a spoon like a previous person said. I prefer, though, to peel and slice them and I alway use my veggie peeler.

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Susan June 2, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I love Kiwi! I just cut in half and scoop out the goodness inside and I’m done! Handy snack- although some times so juicey -you want to get every last drop!

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Jennifer June 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I love kiwi, but my 11-year old just discovered recently that he’s allergic to it (or sensitive? We haven’t tested him). He developed a rash where the juices were on his chin, his tongue was tingly and his tongue and lips started swelling up, followed by icky GI problems. All this from just one small slice. His throat swelled a little, but thankfully not enough to have to take him to urgent care. He’s eaten kiwi since he was little and never had a problem until recently, and has no other food allergies that we know of.

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AlysonRR June 3, 2011 at 12:16 am

I have a different way of cutting kiwi.

Start, as you did, by cutting off both ends.

Then take a tablespoon and gently slide it under the brown skin, then rotate it to release the green goodness from the brown skin.

Slice and use as desired :-)

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Tori August 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

This is my favorite way, too! Learned at work from our cook. And it doesn’t take long to get good at it. I find it keeps a lot of the meat in tact to enjoy :)

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