O Allah, I seek your forgiveness for every sin that my soul made seem to me trivial and small, and continued to make seem insignificant, until it finally entangled me in it.
Anyhow, I stuck a couple of those spoon-knife packets into my purse and continued to explore the stand. I pulled off a recipe card (from Zespri Kiwifruit) for green and gold kiwifruit salsa. I was hesitant in trying the recipe out because I had never before tried gold kiwifruit. After a few minutes of deliberation, I decided to go ahead and try it out. I picked up all of the necessary ingredients, did the rest of my shopping and came home.
I didn't make the salsa right away because the kiwis weren't that ripe. It actually worked out for me because I had to make an unexpected trip back home, so the kiwis had a few days to ripen on my kitchen counter.
-Kiwifruit are ripe when they give in to slight pressure.
-Gold kiwifruit will last 3-7 days at room temperature and 12-14 days in the fridge.
-Green kiwifruit will last 3-7 days at room temperature and 24-28 days in the fridge.
-2 kiwifruit have less than 100 calories, more than 230% of your daily Vitamin C and 16% of your daily fiber.
-Kiwifruit also have calcium, iron, Vitamin E, zinc, folate, antioxidants, magnesium, and potassium.
Some notes: I used the spoon and knife utensil to create kiwi cups and it isn't as easy as it looks. After I made a few cups, I went back to using my knife. I think I would only use the spoon and knife utensil if I wanted to serve the salsa in the cups.
Green and Gold Kiwifruit Salsa
3 Gold kiwifruit (Original recipe said 4)
3 Green kiwifruit (Original recipe said 4)
1/2 large red onion, peeled and finely diced (Original recipe said 1 cup of diced red onion. I cut up the halves and put them into a food processor to save myself time and tears)
2 tbsp fresh cilantro/coriander, washed and chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, washed and julienned
juice of 3 small key limes (Original recipe said 1 tbsp fresh lime juice)
1 tbsp ground cumin
Slice kiwifruit into halves and peel or spoon out the fruit onto a cutting board. Dice kiwifruit into small cubes.
Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix gently. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving so the flavours can blend together. Serve with chips or as a side to chicken or fish (or in fish tacos!).