The mini kiwi is a delicious fruit full of juice that can be used in different recipes or pure food! They are a kiwi variety that has no hair on the skin and is smaller in size, which makes it easier to consume or use in recipes without much preparation. Just don't forget to wash the fruit before eating!
Fruit salad with mini kiwi fruit
- 16 mini kiwi fruit.
- 1 whole banana.
- 1/2 papaya seedless.
- 2 tablespoons of honey.
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
mini kiwi sauce
- 10 mini kiwi fruit.
- 10 cherry tomatoes.
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro.
- 1 teaspoon chili pepper powder.
- 1 teaspoon of sugar.
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
- Black pepper.
Mini kiwi sweet with puff pastry
- 24 mini kiwi fruit.
- 2 sheets of puff pastry.
- 1 egg.
- 1 cup of egg cream.
- 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur.
Method 1 of 4: Try the pure mini kiwi fruit
Step 1. Let the mini kiwis ripen outside the fridge until the skin turns dark green
If the mini kiwis are hard, let them ripen at room temperature. You will know the fruits have ripened when they are softer and the skin turns dark green.
Keep the mini kiwis in a paper bag to ripen faster. The natural gases that fruits emit will concentrate in the paper bag and this will make them ripen much faster than if they are left outdoors
Step 2. Wash the mini kiwis with cold water before tasting
Most fruits and vegetables have pesticides or dirt on the outside when they're fresh. Wash the mini kiwis under a cold tap in the container they came from to sanitize and remove those substances that can be harmful to your health.
Step 3. Place a whole mini kiwi in your mouth to enjoy the flavor
The mini kiwis do not have hairs on the skin and can be easily consumed on the street if they are not big. Put one in your mouth and bite into the middle to taste the juice and fruit.
You can safely eat the rind, so don't worry about taking it off before tasting the fruit
Step 4. Cut some mini kiwis into pieces to snack on when you go out
Mini kiwis are small enough to be eaten whole, but some people find it easier and more enjoyable to eat them cut. Cut the ends of a handful of mini kiwis and then chop them to the size you prefer.
- Store them in a zippered plastic bag to take to work, eat after leaving the gym, or just to make that snack last longer throughout the day.
- Keep in mind that the larger the pieces, the stronger the flavor when you use this fruit in a recipe.
Method 2 of 4: Making Mini Kiwi Fruit Salad
Step 1. Slice a banana and cut half a seedless papaya into cubes
Cut a banana into thin slices and place them in a large bowl. Cut a papaya in half and remove the seeds with a spoon or buy already without seeds to make it easier. Then chop it into cubes of 1 cm or so and place them in the bowl as well.
Don't worry about mixing the two just yet, as you'll add other ingredients to make the salad more varied
Step 2. Cut 16 mini kiwis in half and place them in the bowl
Fruit salads are best with large pieces of fruit, so cut the mini kiwis in half so that they become the highlight of the salad. If you prefer smaller pieces, cut the halves in half, but anything smaller than that would make the flavor less intense.
- The mini kiwis are pretty full of juice, so wash the board in the sink afterwards to get the juice out.
- Be careful if you are not going to use a board, and always cut in the opposite direction to yours.
Step 3. Mix two tablespoons of lime juice and two tablespoons of honey
Take a spout jar or small bowl and mix two tablespoons of lime juice with two tablespoons of honey to give the fruit salad a sweet and sour touch. The flask with spout facilitates mixing and can be used to distribute the juice with honey in the salad, but leave it upside down to get everything out.
If you're not a fan of the texture of honey, use agave nectar. It tastes similar and it is much less viscous
Step 4. Mix ingredients in bowl and serve
Place the mini kiwis in the bowl and mix them with the banana and papaya until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Then pour the honeyed lime juice over the top and serve.
- This fruit salad is great with whipped cream because its light and lush texture neutralizes the sourness of the fruit salad.
- Store the salad in the refrigerator separate from the honey juice to maintain the freshness and texture of the fruit.
Method 3 of 4: Making a mini kiwi sauce
Step 1. Cut 10 mini kiwis and 10 cherry tomatoes in half and beat for a few seconds
Cut the mini kiwi fruit and tomatoes in half and blend them in a blender or food processor for a few seconds. Do not puree them. Just beat for a few seconds to finely chop the mini kiwis and tomatoes and mix their flavors. Pour mixture into a bowl.
- A food processor is best suited for this task, but a blender can do the job if you have the right blades.
- If you prefer the sauce less lumpy and more liquid, beat for a few more seconds, but don't overdo it. Tomatoes and mini kiwis are soft, liquid-filled fruits, so be careful not to beat them too much or you'll make a juice instead of a sauce.
Step 2. Add 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro to bowl
Chop fresh cilantro to add to the sauce. The dehydrated version will have a more intense flavor, but will not have the freshness and flavor of fresh coriander. Cut the coriander very thin (stems too) and pour over the bowl.
Coriander is a seasoning that goes very well with cherry tomatoes
Step 3. Put some chili pepper powder and sugar into the mixture
Use about a teaspoon of chili powder and a teaspoon of sugar (the sugar will give the sauce a sweet touch and the pepper will make the flavor stronger). Taste to see how it looks and add more pepper if you prefer.
Fresh pepper paste is a good alternative to the powdered version, but it's a little more expensive. If you choose to add the paste instead of the chili powder, put a teaspoon in the food processor along with the tomatoes and mini kiwi fruit instead of putting it straight into the bowl
Step 4. Place two tablespoons of lime juice in the bowl and serve
Lime juice is an essential part of the sauce, even in a mini kiwi fruit recipe. The tart flavor of the lime will balance the sweet and salty tastes of kiwis and tomatoes and will create an explosion of flavors with every bite. Plus, it will last a week or two in the fridge in a lidded jar!
- In terms of side dishes, corn chips are the most traditional to eat with sauces of this type, but snacks made with flatbread are a little thicker and go well with thick, sweet sauces.
- It can also be served with braised fish or chicken.
Method 4 of 4: Making mini kiwi sweets with puff pastry
Step 1. Cut a sheet of puff pastry into four squares and place on a baking sheet
The squares should be about 12 inches by 12 inches, about ¼ of the standard sheet of dough (which is usually 10 inches by 12 inches). Place the squares on a non-stick baking sheet and set them aside.
If you don't have a non-stick pan, grease the bottom of a standard pan before placing the dough squares
Step 2. Preheat oven to 95 ºC while beating an egg
While the oven is preheating, beat an egg in a bowl until it is thick and powdery, then set aside. Do not put anything in the oven until everything is assembled, because the cooking needs to be done at the exact time and with the correct measurements to work.
Step 3. Cut the second sheet of dough into strips
Take the other sheet of puff pastry and cut it into 16 strips 12 inches by 2 inches. They will be placed on the sides of the squares to create an empty medium where the other ingredients will be placed after baking.
Do not make the strips more than 5 cm wide or they will not keep their structure in the oven
Step 4. Brush pastry strips and squares with beaten egg
Dip a cooking brush into the beaten egg and spread a thin layer over the dough strips and squares. The egg will brown the dough and make it cook properly.
Alternative egg ingredients, such as flaxseed mix, will also work for the dough to bake correctly, but the flavor won't be exactly the same
Step 5. Place the dough strips on the edges of the squares and bake for 15 minutes
Place the strips of dough stretched around the edges of the squares you cut earlier, going around them and forming a gap in the middle. They should form a border about 5 cm above the level of the squares, leaving a gap in the center of the mass. Squeeze the squares and strips so they stick together and hold the shape in the oven. Then bake the dough for 15 minutes at 95 º C.
- Keep an eye on the rising dough and pierce any bubbles that form with a fork to let the steam out and allow the dough to bake properly.
- Take out the baked dough after 15 minutes or as soon as it browns.
Step 6. Prepare the cream and mix it with the orange liqueur
Make a cup of custard mix (or custard) following the directions on the package. Put the cream in a bowl and pour in two tablespoons of orange liqueur. This gives the cream a citrus flavor. If you find it too subtle, feel free to add a little more and leave it as you prefer.
- Egg cream recipes usually require ¼ cup of milk and a saucepan to heat the mixture. See the instructions for the mix you purchased to find out exactly what you'll need.
- Use orange zest to taste or two tablespoons of orange juice instead of liqueur if you don't want to consume alcohol.
Step 7. Place the cream in the middle of the baked dough squares using a spoon and then add the mini kiwi fruit
After taking the pasta out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes. Fill the middle of each square with the custard with orange liqueur. Then you just need to cut the mini kiwis in half and place them on top of the cream!
Serve the candy while it's warm or leave it in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days
- The mini kiwis will be fresher in the fall, so look for them in markets between March and June to find better quality.
- Always wash fruits before consuming them to remove pesticides, dirt and other substances that are harmful to health.
- The mini kiwis are full of juice, so be careful not to chop them too finely or you may leave some of the natural sugary flavor on the cutting board.