Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde

Change up your usual avocado salsa with a surprising sweet ingredient: kiwi! It's a vibrant, fresh & fun dip that's perfect for parties.

Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde

My husband Jack really loves kiwi. He grew up in Florida, so I always envisioned him growing up among kiwi trees. His grandfather had quite the green thumb, and Jack always tells stories of the fruits and vegetables they would pick and eat together. He talks about kiwi so much that I had just assumed that this tropical fruit was part of that picture as well.

Last week when I was trying to dream up a unique salsa recipe, I thought kiwi would be fun and different, and most importantly – Jack would love it. It’s not a fruit I typically reach for. To me it just seems more like a Florida thing that one should eat while in Florida if you have a magical fruity backyard. And that’s when I was shocked to find out that kiwis don’t grow in Florida at all (they grow in California & New Zealand)- he just coincidentally likes kiwi, and his childhood kiwis came from the local Publix. Which makes for a way less charming story but, stay with me, this green salsa recipe is delicious nonetheless.

Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde

This avocado salsa is bright, tangy & slightly sweet – plus, I just love its gorgeous green color. It’ll be so perfect for your Cinco de Mayo gatherings this week, especially when accompanied with the perfect tortilla chip.

Living in Austin, I’ve become very particular about my tortilla chips, which is why I’m excited to partner with my favorite chip brand – Garden of Eatin’. I’ve been buying their chips for years – I love how they’re made with organic corn and only 3 non-GMO ingredients: organic corn, oil, and sea salt. To me, good quality simple ingredients always taste better. Their new bowl-shaped chips (p.s. how cute are they! I think they look like little stars), are perfect for scooping up fresh salsa.

Kiwi Avocado Salsa Verde

If you’re looking for more fun dips, try my favorite tomatillo salsa, mango salsa, or guacamole!


5.0 from 7 reviews
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This fresh avocado salsa has a surprising sweet ingredient: kiwi! It offers the perfect counterpoint to the spicy peppers and tangy lime. Serve this fun dip for a party or make it for a healthy snack!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 1½ to 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 5 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion* (see note)
  • juice and zest of 1 to 2 limes (about 2 tablespoons of juice)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • sea salt
  • Garden of Eatin' White Corn Bowls
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine kiwi, scallions, avocado, cilantro, onion, lime juice and zest, garlic, jalapeño, if using, and generous pinches of sea salt. Season to taste with additional sea salt and/or lime juice. Serve with Garden of Eatin' White Corn Bowls.
Notes
*If raw red onion is too bitter for you, rinse it under cold water to remove the bitterness. Dry before adding to your salsa.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Garden of Eatin’. I was compensated for my time, however, as always, opinions are my own.

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  1. This is so good!! I would never have thought to add kiwi in a recipe like this one – but it’s absolutely brilliant!

  2. Ileana from alittlesaffron.com
    05.04.2016

    Such a clever use of kiwi!

  3. Jessica
    05.04.2016

    Love this idea for kiwi! I just picked up your book and sat and read it page by page. It’s brilliant and beautiful! I always intend on meal planing and it never seems to pan out for me, and I also tend to stick to the same veggies as well. So this is the perfect book for me to start thinking outside the box and on the spot with fresh veggies! I’m in love 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.04.2016

      Thanks! I’m so happy you’re finding inspiration in the book! 🙂

  4. Smitha from yummyplatter.com
    05.04.2016

    Loved the color the kiwi avocado and jalepeno in salsa. Its a big wow for this salsa

  5. lisa
    05.04.2016

    Great idea. I always make mango salsa, but this is a pretty alternative!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.04.2016

      Ha, me too, I’m obsessed with mango salsa 🙂

  6. Aimee from foodbanjo.com
    05.05.2016

    Kiwi is such an underrated fruit. I’m excited to try this out in a salsa! My salsas are usually just so traditional, so it will be fun to try something new! And those chips do look so cute!

  7. Kiwi in salsa is a brilliant idea, how have I not thought of this before?! I’m always up for a new salsa verde recipe!

  8. Leah Simon
    05.05.2016

    Just made this for Cinco de Mayo and it is sooooo good! I’ve tried mango, pineapple, watermelon salas/guacs before but never kiwi and this is by FAR my favorite!!! LOVE LOVE! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. What a refreshing twist! I’m going to bring it to the next BBQ. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jeena from airfryerreviewed.com
    02.13.2017

    Quite interesting recipe. 😀

  11. Kate
    04.03.2017

    I just made this and it was amaaaazing! Thanks for the wonderful recipe 🙂

  12. Daisy from cookwarelab.net
    12.30.2017

    OMG! This recipe looks yummy! I will try at home!

  13. Wanda Godínez
    03.24.2018

    OMG! This recipe looks yummy!

  14. Wanda Godínez
    03.24.2018

    OMG! This recipe looks yummy! I will try at home

  15. Nancy Perine
    05.21.2019

    Hi there .. I enjoyed wandering through your site. Being it’s in the mid-80’s here on Maui, I wanted something “cool” for dinner. We’re blessed to have fresh veggies year around, so I headed to our Farmers’ Mkt. for those. Stopped by our food market on the way home for the tofu. We’ve got an herb garden down below the condo, so was able to grab some mint and cilantro. The salad was yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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