Sweet ‘n Tangy Kiwi Dressing & Alaska Salad — Friday Potluck Recipe Hop #47

One of the only things in the fridge when I returned home was a container filled with kiwi fruit. After pawning some of the kiwis off on various grateful friends, I was still left with 8-10 kiwis. I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to do something with them.
I love kiwis… the fruit, the birds and the people. However, outside of eating them plain, which I had already burned out on, I had no idea what to do with them.
So I did what any sensible lady would do when faced with such a dire dilemma, I turned to Google.
I found a lovely blog That British Woman, which has lots of fun posts.
Back to the matter at hand though — kiwi fruit! She has a post titled 50 + 1 Recipes for Kiwi Fruit, a round up of some of her favorite kiwi recipes from which I was able to draw wonderful inspiration.
Taking inspiration from recipe number 33, and the contents of my fabulous CSA box, I created an amazing, mainly Alaska-grown salad. The salad didn’t feature my mystery veggie, which turned out to be kohlrabi, because I had no idea what to do about it; you can read about my adventures with kohlrabi another day.
However, complete with Alaska red and green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, and non-Alaska grown baby bellas, 1/2 apple, and bleu cheese, this spectacular salad goes perfectly with the new kiwi fruit dressing.
Delicious.
Sweet ‘n Tangy Kiwi Salad Dressing
as seen here
3 Kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp Grated Fresh Root Ginger
5 tbsp Olive Oil
The juice of 1 Lime
Salt and Black Pepper
Puree all ingredients in a food processor, then add to your salad.
*Note: the original recipe calls for 2 Kiwi and 1 teaspoon of ginger; however the dressing tasted too olive oil-y for me. Adding an third kiwi and the additional ginger made a fantastic flavor, though the dressing was a little thick. This is a keeper.
Enjoy!
In addition to Friday Potluck, I’m pleased to be linking this up to
And now, on to Friday Potluck!
I love all of the recipes that you’ve been bringing by, and can’t wait for this week’s edition!
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Just a few quick and easy rules for joining the party:
1. Link directly to your recipe (not your main blog).
2. Only one recipe per blog each week.
3. Be sure, in the linked blog post, to link back here to Friday Potluck @ EKat’s Kitchen using the button above or text.
4. Have fun, do some visiting and enjoy!
Thanks!
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18 Responses

  1. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Erin,
    Your salad looks great.I am sharing my Summer Squash Quiche today. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  2. That looks so delicious. Other than eat them raw or in a salad, I have never really thought to use kiwi like this. I can’t wait to try it. I would love it if you would share that recipe in my blog party….Tuesday’s Tasty Tibits. It opens Monday night but stays open all week, so the one from this last week is still open.

  3. Yum! Your Kiwi dressing sounds really good! I like kiwi’s too but never think about doing anything with them other than putting them in fruit salad. Gotta try this! Pinning this recipe on Pinterest.

  4. MM says:

    The dressing looks good. And different. Who knew there are 50 +1 things to make with kiwi? Not me. All I’ve ever done with them is eat as is or in fruit salad.

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. Wow! How creative, I love your salad.
    Thanks for the reminder. I would not make it here if it wasn’t for your email.

  6. BTW- Got your badge for BloggerBroadcast.com

  7. Chels says:

    Oooh, I am loving the idea of that Kiwi Dressing! That is awesome!

  8. Hi Erin! I love the sound of that yummy dressing. It never occurred to me to use kiwi in dressing, but what a great idea – I like the idea of the sweet, spicy and sour flavours in it! I will hope to pop back later and link something up, thank you for reminding me. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. Hi Erin, Thanks for the nudge. I’ve been so busy I forgot to party this week.

    Your salad looks delicious. I’ve shared an easy to make chocolate ice cream recipe without using an ice cream machine.

    Have a great weekend,
    Joanne

  10. Miranda says:

    My husband loves kiwi, I should try this! Thanks for hosting!

  11. Reem says:

    Sweet and Tangy Kiwi Dressing sounds Delicious!!! Perfect for summers with grilled meat and salads.Yum
    I just added my entry for friday potluck. I’m happy I found your blog. Its really nice.

  12. Marelie says:

    Hmmmnnn..your salad looks delicious.I love to try it.Its been a long while since Ive been here.I brought our chicken stew.

  13. Looks like a great link up this week. Thank you for hosting!

  14. Matthew says:

    Good recipe, but I think there are better ones. I need to find out a healthy one cuz doctor told me I’m overweight, so you know… xlpharmacy

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