Kiwi Salsa

I like to mess up classics when it comes to food. I mean, all the recipes on this blog is a mess up of what’s supposed to be  classic or traditional. I call it “interpretation” but it’s mostly using what I happen to have and making it fit into certain food types… just so I can make it seem like I thought things through and specifically planned the dish out.


This salsa is one example of this types of dishes. Did a once-over of the fridge, took inventory of what I had and slap a few things together that I think might work and salsa appeared!

It’s not the hardest thing to make. Just  bit of chopping and we have a nice bowl of fresh something to brighten up dinner.

This salsa consisted of kiwi, tomato, shallot, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, honey, coriander & black pepper.
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Most of these ingredients are exactly the regular salsa type ingredients.
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But I love how much sweeter shallots are compared to onions. Also fish sauce adds a layer of savouriness as compared to just salt.
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Lime is brighter and honey to inject spring into salsa.
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All those ingredients also mirror the marinade I used for the main course, which is always great. **Pro tip: if you’re doing a themed dinner, try to carry through one or two ingredients in every course just to emphasize on the consistency of flavours. It’s kinda fun and also really delicious.
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We had the salsa alongside some couscous, grilled chicken wings and grilled zucchini.
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 A little sour, a little sweet, a little crunchy, a little chewy… Just the best accompaniment to grilled food. 🙂


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Kiwi Salsa
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Recipe type: Appetizer/Dip
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 2
  • 1 Ripe Kiwi, peeled & cubed
  • 1 Tomato, cubed
  • 1 Shallot, peeled & thinly sliced
  • ½ small clove Garlic, finely grated or minced
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp runny Honey
  • ½ tsp Lime Juice
  • ¼ cup chopped Coriander, loosely packed
  • pinch of ground Black Pepper
  1. Pour fish sauce, honey & lime juice into a medium sized bowl and stir to loosen up the honey.
  2. Toss everything else into the bowl and stir!
  3. Adjust seasonings.
  4. Serve immediately. Doesn't keep well as the tomato and kiwi will leech out liquids.


  1. This sounds really refreshing. I actually have two kiwis in my fridge that I don’t know what to do with. We are having a heat wave right now, a side dish like this would definitely help cooling me down. Looking forwards to hearing more about your trip. 🙂

    • Thanks Lokness! Yeah, I had the same predicament. Sad kiwi rolling around in the fridge and then a lightbulb came on. Haha. It’s super hot here too! I wanna make another salsa soon.

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