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How to Cut a Kiwi

Once you know these easy steps for How to Cut a Kiwi, you'll be snacking on this healthy fruit all the time! The thin skin can be hard to peel, but with a knife or a spoon you can quickly remove the tart and sweet flesh perfectly. Enjoy ripe kiwis on their own, on yogurt, in fruit salads, or in smoothies!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 56 kcal
London Brazil

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi

Instructions

Spoon Method #1:

  1. Using a sharp paring or chef’s knife, cut and remove both ends of the kiwi.

  2. Place a spoon with a relatively sharp edge where the flesh of the kiwi meets the skin.

  3. Gently work your way into the fruit while also beginning to rotate the kiwi. Keep the spoon in close contact with the skin of the kiwi as you go around the fruit. You should end up with a cylinder of kiwi fruit and a round circle of peel that can be discarded.

  4. Slice the kiwi into rounds, wedges, strips, or cubes. Enjoy!

Spoon Method #2:

  1. Cut the kiwi in half widthwise.  Do not cut through the stem end, you want to cut into the belly of the fruit.

  2. Place a spoon with a relatively sharp edge into the kiwi where the flesh meets the skin. 

  3. Gently work your way into the fruit while also beginning to rotate the kiwi. Keep the spoon in close contact with the skin of the kiwi as you go around the fruit.

  4. Scoop out the kiwi once you get to the base of the fruit.

  5. Slice the kiwi into rounds, wedges, strips, or cubes. Enjoy!

Knife Method:

  1. Using a sharp paring or chef’s knife, cut and remove both ends of the kiwi.

  2. Place the kiwi flat side down on a cutting board.

  3. Starting from the top, place the knife into a piece of the kiwi flesh right next to the skin.

  4. Trim a piece of skin from the kiwi by cutting in a downward motion along the curvature of the fruit, making sure to keep your knife completely in the flesh.

  5. Rotate the kiwi and then repeat this around the entire kiwi until all of the skin is removed.

  6. Slice the kiwi into rounds, wedges, strips, or cubes. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Pro Tips & Tricks

  • Remove the entire stem end. You want to make sure all of the tough white pieces are gone.
  • Use the spoon trick. This gets the most flesh while removing all of the skin and keeps the fruit in one piece for gorgeous round slices.
  • Speed up the ripening process. Place the kiwi in a paper bag with a banana or apple in order to ripen it faster. 
  • Keep the kiwi fresher longer. If your kiwi is close to or as ripe as you want, store it in the fridge instead of room temperature.
  • Enjoy when it's perfectly ripe. A ripe kiwi will smell fruity and will have a slight give to the flesh. Hard kiwis will be tough and sour.

Storage

  • Store the peeled and cut kiwi for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cut a Kiwi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Vitamin C 84mg102%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.