Learn how to cut a kiwi in a few simple steps. These little fruits are packed with a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. You can cut them in so many ways with whole circles, halves and quarter slices.
- Video – How to cut kiwi
- How to cut a kiwi fruit
- Wash the fruit
- Cut the ends off
- Remove the skin
- Remove the Stem
- Cut the kiwi fruit into pieces
Video – How to cut kiwi
- kiwi fruit
- chef knife
- cutting board
How to cut a kiwi fruit
Wash the fruit
Yes, you want to wash the fruit. even if you are not going to eat the skin it is still a good idea. The skin could have pesticides, dirt, bacteria and who knows what else from the farm it came from.
Rinse the kiwi under cold water and scrub it with a brush or as best you can with your own hands. After you wash it go ahead and dry it off with a dry towel.
Cut the ends off
You really need a sharp knife because if the fruit is ripe and you don’t have a sharp knife you’re going to mush the kiwi. So with a sharp knife cut both ends of the kiwi fruit off.
One end of the kiwi has the last bit of the stem, you want to make sure you cut in far enough so you don’t get this in your slices.
Remove the skin
Again you want to have a sharp knife for this. Stand the kiwi on one of the ends that you cut off. Slice the kiwi as close as you can to the skin so you can save as much of the flesh as possible. Slowly work your away around the fruit following the contour of kiwi until you have cut off all of the skin.
For full detail on this process check out my post how to peel a kiwi.
Remove the Stem
There is woody stem that you can see in the center of the picture. You want to cut that out. You can see it better in the video.
Cut the kiwi fruit into pieces
Put the kiwi on its side and slice the fruit into some nice circles.
At this point, you are just cutting the fruit to the desired size and shape that you want.
Cut Halve slices
Cut in half the long way then put one piece on its side. Slice the halved kiwi in 1/4″ slices.
Cutting Quarter slices
Cut in half the long way then put one piece on its side. Slice it again the long way down the middle. Now go ahead and cut across the fruit to make some nice quarter size pieces.
How to cut a kiwi with a spoon?
Cut the ends off the kiwi and then cut the kiwi in half. Take a spoon and run it around the inside of the kiwi between the skin and flesh of the fruit. Move it around in one direction until its separated. I have another post that explains it all How to Peel a Kiwi.
How do you know when a kiwi is ripe?
You want to feel the kiwi to make sure it is not to firm, if it’s firm it is not ripe yet. If you’re feeling the kiwi and it is really soft than most likely it is past it’s ripened state. You should be able to smell sweetness from the fruit. I compare the softness like when you’re choosing an avocado, I feel it’s about the same.
How good is kiwi fruit for you?
The fruit is a real punch of healthy nutrients and vitamins. It has a source of fiber as well. One kiwi gives well over your daily needs for vitamin C.
How to Cut a Kiwi
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 pinch salt optional
- Cut out the stem
- Lay on its side and slice through making circular slices
- Cut the kiwi in half lengthwise and then lay the half in the flat side and make slices across the opposite direction to your desired thickness
- Slice the kiwi in half, and then lay the kiwi down on the flat side and then slice lengthwise again. From there cut across the kiwi in the opposite direction making quarter sized pieces