Have you ever tried a yellow kiwi? I first spotted them at the Asian supermarket last year. The lady in front of me in the checkout line was buying a whole flat of them. I asked about the yellow kiwi and she said they were good, sweeter than the green kind. But by the time I remembered and went back to the store, they were already gone for the season.
My chance came when bags of the SunGold kiwis popped up recently at the local Trader Joe’s (a bag of 6 for $2.99), ripe and ready to eat when they have a slight give to them. They are indeed sweeter and not tart like the regular green, hairy kiwis. The texture is also a tad softer. With its hairless, thinner, and smoother skin, just cut in half and easily scoop out the golden-yellow kiwifruit with a spoon and enjoy as is.
Feeling a bit more fancy, I also made yellow kiwi salsa. Mango is usually my choice for a fruit salsa, happily, kiwi works just as well.
Yellow Kiwi Salsa
2 yellow kiwi, scoop out of its skin and diced
1 tablespoon pickled or raw red onion, diced
1 small green onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 small avocado, diced
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
A few sprigs of cilantro, chopped
In a bowl, combine the ingredients, and gently mix together. Chill until ready to serve with your favorite tortilla chips.