Golden Kiwi Salsa Fresca

September 8, 2021

Looking for a fun and fresh twist on the traditional salsa recipe? Check out this Golden Kiwi Salsa Fresca. It's delicious, refreshing, and offers some incredible health benefits.

You can serve it with your favorite corn chips for a great side or starter to any meal, or just eat it as a nutritious snack. How nutritious? Let’s take a look at what makes this salsa recipe extra special.

First, as noted in the title, this recipe features golden kiwi. Golden kiwi differs from green kiwi in that the skin is hairless and smooth—and it’s actually edible!

It also contains a little more vitamin C than green kiwi, but you can use either fruit for this recipe in a pinch.

When it comes to the health benefits of this kiwi salsa, consuming kiwi on a regular basis has been shown to improve everything from asthma symptoms and immune health to digestion and skin. It’s even been connected to supporting healthy weight management!

In fact, one study found that asthmatic children who ate citrus or kiwi at least five times per week versus less than once per week were significantly less likely to experience shortness of breath with wheezing, severe wheezing, nighttime coughing, chronic coughing, and non-allergic rhinitis. [1]

And a 2020 study revealed that eating two golden kiwis each day for six weeks caused  a significant decrease in body fat. [2]

But that’s not all. This Golden Kiwi Salsa Fresca features a little kick with some jalapeno. The benefit? Research has. shown that eating spicy foods can increase your metabolism by up to 8 percent.

In fact, a 2017 study revealed that consuming peppers increases the metabolism by improving insulin control, which, in turn, lowers the risk of diabetes, weight gain/obesity, and cardiovascular disorders! [3]

Now that you have a solid idea of why this Golden Kiwi Salsa Fresca is so great for your health and wellbeing, let’s get to the kitchen. You’re just five minutes away from the most refreshing snack you’ve had all year!


Golden Kiwi Salsa Fresca

Time: 5 minutes

Makes: about 1 cup


Kiwi salsa - Dr. Pingel



1 golden kiwi, peeled and diced

¾ cup cherry tomatoes, diced

2 tablespoons red onions, diced

2 teaspoons jalapeno, diced

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon lime juice

Sea salt and pepper, to taste



1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Stir to combine.

Kiwi salsa - Dr. Pingel

2. Serve with chips or over baked tofu.

Kiwi salsa - Dr. Pingel

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