Cooking with Zespri

Cooking with Zespri

Zespri Green and SunGold kiwifruit make bright and delicious additions to many recipes. They work well in spicy salsas, tropical drinks and even in marinades. Here are a few more serving ideas for this versatile fruit.

Add to yogurt, smoothies, hot and cold cereal. Fan slices of kiwis and serve as a topping for quick breads and pancakes. Include with kebabs for colorful party finger-foods.

Add sliced green and gold kiwifruit to mixed fruit or green salads, pasta and chicken salads. Mash or blend one kiwifruit with your favorite vinaigrette for a fruity twist to salad dressing.

Slice within sandwiches for sweet, juicy tanginess. Toss within sweet and savory salads, pair with jams and nut butters on grainy bread for a scrumptious sandwich.

Blend into soups and create zesty tropical salsas. Kiwis match well with bold flavors for fish, chicken, and Mexican dishes. Substitute within Asian-style recipes that call for fruit and add to cooked entrées, sautés, and stir-fries.

Puree kiwifruit with lemonade and freeze in small cups for a popsicle treat. You can also freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker for a simple and easy sorbet.

Use chopped kiwifruit as a topping for cereal, pancakes or waffles. Or fold chopped kiwifruit into pancake or waffle batter before cooking.

Green and SunGold kiwis can make a bright and healthy splash on fruit and cheese trays.

Slice Green or SunGold kiwi and freeze solid. Dip each slice in chocolate to cover 1/2 to 2/3 of the kiwifruit slice. Return to freezer and freeze until firm.


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