Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon


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Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
This is the first part of an super easy and delicious post that I’ll share later this week. (Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles!) In the meantime though, I’m so happy to have discovered this method of peeling a kiwi, I just had to share it! How do you peel a kiwi fruit?

When the first kiwi fruit I peeled last week wound up looking rather mangled, I decided to check and see if there was an easier way. Sure enough, there was!

I found this short video, watched it and then tried it. Obviously, the method works and it is so very simple. I can’t believe I’ve been peeling them any other way.

Am I the only person that didn’t know this? Is this old news? If so, why didn’t you tell me?! I peeled half a dozen kiwi fruits the other day in just a couple minutes. As an added benefit, they looked a whole lot nicer than any I’ve peeled in the past. Check this out!

Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

First, slice off the ends.

Then, slide a spoon underneath the skin at one end.Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Rotate the fruit and slide the spoon all the way around the fruit. Repeat on the other end.

Remove the spoon and gently squeeze the fruit and it should slide out of it’s skin without any difficulty at all.
Kitchen Tip: How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit Using a Spoon recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
I’m still excited about how easy this was. I’d love to know; what other food prep tips might I be missing?

If you are wondering about the limes and oranges in the background, I was making this Honey Lime Fruit Salad when I took these pictures. Enjoy!

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Mary says

    I have eaten them both ways. However, in some recipes (and especially in smoothies) I prefer them peeled. Now that this is so simple, I'll probably peel them every time!

  2. newlywed says

    It looks great…not all mushed like when I cut the skin off 🙂 Sometimes I pack a kiwi in my lunch and just spoon the fruit right out of the skin, like a grapefruit, but I haven't tried peeling them like this yet.

  3. Beth says

    One of your earlier commenters mentioned that she eats them with the skin on. I've never heard of that, but I guess it's no different than eating a peach with the skin on!

  4. Dzoli says

    When we buy kiwi (here in New Zealand) we msotly get a litle plastic device to scoop them out.
    Talking about a kiwi can not go without telling about aour new variaty..brand name Zespri that has the sweetest gold fruit inside;))

  5. Anna says

    Haha, I love your enthusiasm! I grew up with a kiwi vine behind the barn and this is how we peeled them. Yours look so perfect! Can't wait to see the recipe you made with them 🙂

  6. JoanieMc says

    OMG!! This is brilliant – I actually avoid using kiwis as I hate peeling them but Ive just tried this and it works a treat!! Thanks so much!!

  7. Robin says

    Check out these 18 tricks for preparing foo. Your made it in there. But not the finished product. I’m going to watch that video now.

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