Kiwi Salsa

Kiwi salsa with kiwifruit, pomegranate seeds, avocado, and jalapeño chiles. A bright fresh salsa, perfect to accompany Mexican dishes!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 3-4 ripe kiwifruit, peeled, carefully chopped
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (arils)
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped (see how to cut and peel an avocado)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon (adjust to taste) of chopped fresh or pickled jalapeño chili peppers (no seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place the kiwifruit, pomegranate seeds, avocado, green onion and olive oil in a medium sized bowl.

Starting with just a teaspoon of chopped jalapeño, gently fold in and add more to your desired level of heat.

Add cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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  • jerak

    Just made this and it is absolutely fantastic! Never would have thought to put all these different ingredients together. Thanks for the recipe!


  • Tom

    I saw this on your blog the other day and was looking for an excuse to try it out.
    Tonight was the night, as I had a nice fillet of salmon that a friend had caught and given to me.
    I picked up everything from the grocery store (except for the cilantro… I forgot it) and made the salsa while the salmon was cooking.
    What a FANTASTIC addition it turned out to be!
    It went absolutely wonderful (even without cilantro) with the fish.
    I’ll definitely have to try this one again!
    Thanks for such a terrific site with all these great recipes.


  • Lupita

    Just absolutely loved it. I added extra jalapeños. I love hot salsas. It made a great afternoon snack right out of the bowl with tortilla chips.


  • Kate

    I made this tonight and it’s great. Only problem is that I added way too much jalapeno so it is very very spicy. Any advice on how to cool it down?

    Note from Elise: Yes, pick out as much of the jalapeno as you can, and add some more avocado. Avocado actually dissipates the chemical in the chili that makes it hot.

  • Marty

    Where can I get a male and female kiwi plant – I want to add it to my garden from hell.
    Love this recipe!

    Note from Elise: Check your local nursery for kiwi plants. They can probably order you some if they don’t have any in stock. Check also if your climate is appropriate to grow them.

  • Sarah

    That looks amazing! I love kiwifruit – my favotrite thing to do with them is very simple: I like to make a fruit salad with kiwis, strawberries and bananas. I eat this with yogurt and muesli or granola.

    For some reason, kiwis and strawberries just seem to go together. Similar textures, I suppose.