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Kiwifruit Salsa

by Tansy Boggon

Kiwifruit salsa is a zesty and colourful salsa, delicious with BBQ meats, tempeh or salmon.

It is a quick and easy side dish that looks delectable and has a tanginess that compliments protein dishes well.

Ingredients for kiwifruit salsa

The ingredients for this simple and fresh salsa include:

  • kiwifruit
  • mango
  • red capsicum
  • fresh mint, coriander or flat leaf parsley
  • spring onions
  • lemon or lime juice
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon or orange zest
  • salt

Vary your salsa flavour

I try to offer alternatives for my recipes so you can make the dishes across different seasons and countries.

For example, mangos are imported to New Zealand. So, they may not always be a feasible option.

However, there are alternative summer fruits that would work well in this salsa, such as ripe:

  • peaches
  • nectarines
  • apricots

I also provide the substitution option of pomegranate seeds for red capsicum in the recipe. This option is primarily for the vibrant red colour the capsicum offers in contrast to the green kiwifruit and orange mango, more so than taste.

So, don’t feel limited to the recipe. Get creative. Taste test as you go to check that the flavours work together.

Another addition that would be delicious in or alongside this salsa is avocado, either diced or sliced.

Is it salsa or salad?

“Salsa” literally means “sauce”. It is generally served as a condiment over eggs, fajitas, grilled beef, roast chicken or quesadillas. You can even enjoy it as a dip.

Salsas can be prepared as a cooked sauce, typically with tomatoes, onions and chilli or made fresh with spices and lime.

Salsa can be smooth or chunky, thick or thin, mild or hot.

The popularity of salsa means that it has diversified and can include ingredients such as papaya, mango, plantains, beans and corn. Thus, it may be less “sauce-like” and more condiment, as with this kiwifruit salsa.

How to serve kiwifruit salsa

Serve kiwifruit salsa with grilled or baked salmon or other fish, BBQ meats or marinated tempeh or tofu. You could even try it with fish or tofu tacos or burritos.

Kiwifruit salsa over honey glazed salmon on a white plate.

Here, I’ve served kiwifruit salsa over honey-glazed salmon.

Over to you to get creative…

Alternatively, you may like to try my recipe for Pineapple Salsa.

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5 from 1 vote

Kiwifruit Salsa

A zesty salsa, delicious with BBQ meats, tempeh or salmon.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Tansy Boggon


  • 4 kiwifruits, diced
  • ½ mango, or 1 ripe peach or 2 ripe apricots, diced
  • ½ red capsicum, diced or ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup fresh mint, coriander or flat leaf parsley
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest (optional)
  • Pinch salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Serve immediately.



It is best served immediately as the kiwifruit will become mushy and glassy on cutting and refrigeration.

Love mangos?

If you love mangos and have access to them, you may also like to try mango sticky rice or a mango smoothie.

I make a smoothie with frozen mango, fresh pineapple, coconut milk, water and a splash of lime or lemon juice. It is so refreshing!

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1 comment

Miguel Roache January 26, 2023 - 9:48 pm

5 stars
Thank you for sharing.


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