It seems to me like the more yummy (and more tropical) the fruit, the trickier it can be to figure out how to peel and cut the thing! We’ve showed you how to do both avocado and mango, so I thought I’d show you this quick tip with the luscious kiwi.
And I do have a reason for posting this today- on Monday I have a recipe that involves kiwi and also a really exciting announcement. In involves all of you having the chance to win $300 buck-a-roos so I hope you’ll all check in on Monday! Now, on to kiwi…
You probably know if you just want to eat the plain fruit, you can just cut it in half and use a spoon to scoop it out and then straight into your mouth. But let’s say you want pretty slices or dices.
If you use a paring knife to just peel off the skin, chances are you’ll take a good portion of the fruit with you, and with a little kiwi, there’s not much to begin with! You’ll also end up with little octagons instead of nice circles.
You can see in the picture above- the fruit on the right was just skinned using a knife. Compare that to the perfectly smooth, round, whole fruit on the left.
Start by cutting off both ends
then take a regular spoon and slip it in between the fruit and the skin. Depending on the size of both your fruit and your spoon, you may be able to slide the spoon in all the way to the other side like I am doing in my picture.
Otherwise, you can just go half-way, gently working your spoon around the entire kiwi and then doing the same thing from the other end.
The skin will easily separate from the fruit and you can slide it right off. This way you lose hardly any fruit at all.