How to: cut a Kiwi Fruit

CATEGORIES: Fruit, How To..., Sara, Tropical

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.

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.

kiwi fruit peeled and cut

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

kiwi fruit with top removed

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.

Kiwi fruit with spoon

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.

Kiwi fruit with peel removed


Plus, your fruit is nice and round and will look prettier when sliced!  It’s also easy to dice up.


kiwis and blackberries


Try kiwi fruit in one of my favorite things, Sweet Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips.


sweet fruit salsa and cinnamon chips



  1. I never thought of that I just use a potato peeler this way is much easier :). I'm going to go try it now thanks!

  2. I just discovered your blog about two weeks ago and I have tried so many recipes that my family is loving each and every one of them…I keep getting compliments galore…all I can say is THANK YOU!!! you make me feel as if I can cook anything LOL!…

  3. Thank you so much for this! I hate buying kiwis and then losing so much of those tiny little pieces of fruit just in peeling them. Great tip!

  4. OMG! You're a Genious! I have been using a pareing knife all this time. Thanks for the tip. Now I can have pretty Kiwi's too.

  5. Or you can just eat the skin, it's actually edible! While a little weird at first, the skin contains anti-oxidants and fiber making it good for you!

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