How to Cut a Kiwi

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This tutorial shows three simple ways to cut a kiwi: Slice into slivers, scoop out the entire fruit with a spoon, or cut diagonally in half

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How should you cut up a kiwi? It depends on where you will use this sweet-tart green (or yellow!) fruit. Below, I show you three easy ways to prepare the fruit with simple knife cuts, star cuts with a knife or even scooping the fruit with a spoon!

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Small but mighty, two egg-sized kiwis have as much potassium as a banana and 240 percent of a day’s vitamin C, along with small amounts of vitamin A, calcium, and iron and a healthy dose of fiber. Fun fact: kiwi is also called the Chinese gooseberry. More fun facts: the tiny seeds and the furry skin are edible.

How to cut a kiwi three ways

Take a small paring knife and dice the kiwi into little pieces – perfect for topping your morning’s yogurt. Or use a spoon to scoop out an intact oval to slice into beautiful rounds which is perfect for placing on fruit tarts. Or finally, make a fancy cut destined to be the diva of any fruit bowl.

Basic knife method

Place the kiwi on a cutting board on its long side. Using a small knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi. Flip the kiwi so that i is standing upright and use the knife to cut away the peel in a downward motion, rotating the kiwi as you remove the skin.

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Slice the kiwi vertically in half and then into wedges. Or slice the kiwi into round sections or into smaller dices.

Showing the different shapes to cut the fruit in

Green goodness, ready for anything!

Wedges of kiwi on a cutting board

Spoon method

Every wonder how pastry chefs get those perfectly round slices of kiwi? As above, place the kiwi on a cutting board on its long side. Using a small knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi.

Now, insert a small teaspoon spoon near the edge of the kiwi. Push the spoon against the side of the skin and rotate it around staying as close to the skin as possible. Once the spoon has made a complete circle around the kiwi, you can easily slide out the peeled kiwi.

Slice the kiwi vertically in half and then into wedges, and then a smaller dice. Or slice the kiwi into pastry ready round coins.

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Star cut with knife method

Once again, place the kiwi on a cutting board on its long side.Insert the point of your knife into the skin of the kiwi halfway through and begin to make diagonal slices.

Continue to do this up-and-down slice around the entire kiwi. Finally, pull the halves apart and separate.

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Looks fancy, but it’s so easy, and remember you can eat the skin! It is not that much different than eating a peach!

Star cut kiwi fruit

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Frequently asked questions

Can you cut kiwi ahead of time?

Yes, tightly wrapped cut kiwi can be stored in the refrigerator. Once cut, it should not be left unrefrigerated for more than two hours.

How long does kiwi last after you cut it?

It will be best if used in two or three days.

How do you store kiwi after you cut it?

Kiwi should be either tightly packed into a sealed container or wrapped tightly.

Kiwi cut three ways on a plate

Including kiwis in your diet – in fruit bowls, smoothies, pastries – whatever!- is a fantastic way to add color, flavor, and nutrition. They pair well with other fruits, like strawberries and cantaloupe, too.

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How to Cut a Kiwi

This tutorial shows three simple ways to cut a kiwi: Slice into slivers, scoop out the entire fruit with a spoon, or cut diagonally in half
5 from 288 votes
Servings 1 serving
Course Ingredient
Calories 56
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kiwi

Instructions

Basic Knife Method

  • Place the kiwi on a cutting board on its long side. Using a small knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi.
  • Flip the kiwi so that it’s standing upright and use a knife to cut away the peel in a downward motion, rotating the kiwi as you remove the skin.
  • Slice the kiwi vertically in half and then into wedges, or slice the kiwi into round sections or into smaller dices.

Spoon Method

  • Place the kiwi on a cutting board on its long side. Using a small knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi.
  • Insert a spoon near the edge of the kiwi. Push the spoon against the side of the skin and rotate it around staying as close to the skin as possible.
  • Once the spoon has made a complete circle around the kiwi, you can easily slide out the peeled kiwi.
  • Slice the kiwi vertically in half and then into wedges, or slice the kiwi into round sections or into smaller dices.

Star Cut with Knife Method

  • Place the kiwi on a cutting board on its long side.
  • Insert the point of your knife into the skin of the kiwi halfway through and begin to make diagonal slices.
  • Do this around the entire kiwi, then pull the slices apart to separate.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 5 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 284mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 79IU, Vitamin C: 84mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. I made 4 servings of your delicious 3 ingredient chia pudding. I wanted to add cut up kiwi fruit. Can I add the cut up kiwi fruit in advance to the chia pudding? If so, how many days will the mixed in kiwi fruit be good inside the chia pudding?