Kiwi Salad

// Make the refreshing Kiwi Salad recipe with feta, nuts & homemade dressing. Perfect as a light lunch or side. Quick, healthy & flavorful!



Kiwi Salad is a refreshing and delicious dish made with juicy kiwis, crisp greens, crumbled feta, crunchy nuts, all drizzled with a zesty homemade dressing. It can be served as a light lunch, or as a side with crusty bread or your choice of soup.

The combination of sweet and tangy flavors, balanced with the savory crunch of nuts and the freshness of mixed greens, makes this easy salad a feast for the senses.

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Fresh kiwi salad with cucumber, arugula, feta cheese, walnuts, and red onion, held by someone.

This green kiwi fruit salad is a splendid blend of wholesome ingredients, making it a perfect meal for salad lovers or health-conscious food enthusiasts.

On this page, I have shared a step-by-step picture recipe, and instructions on how to make an easy kiwi salad. I have also shared variations to make perfect kiwi salad at home.

About Kiwi Salad

With its mix of vibrant colors, delicious flavors, and various textures, this kiwi salad pleases both the eyes and the palate.

Made with fresh kiwis, crisp salad greens, cucumber, onions, feta, and nuts, tossed in a homemade dressing, this easy-to-make kiwi cucumber salad is ready in just 5 minutes.

Imagine an eat clean salad recipe that combines the sweet tanginess of fresh kiwi fruit with the crisp textures of cucumber and greens, topped with the rich flavors of toasted pistachios, toasted walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese.

Sounds delicious, refreshing, and satisfying, doesn’t it? This fresh kiwi salad is all about those amazing flavors. Not only does it please your taste buds, but it also brings a burst of color and nutrition to your table.

Bursting with the fresh zing of kiwi fruit, this green kiwi salad is not only healthful but also irresistibly tasty.

Plus, it can also be customized according to your taste preferences. This easy and refreshing salad makes a wholesome starter, light lunch, or a side with your garlic bread, chili cheese toast, or spinach soup to create a complete meal.

If you are looking for recipes for a salad, or love enjoying kiwis, then you should definitely give this recipe a try.

Vibrant green kiwi salad with cucumber slices, arugula, feta, and walnuts on a white plate.

Why will you love this Kiw Salad

This Kiwi Salad:

✔️ is packed with vitamins

✔️ makes a fulfilling meal

✔️ is rich in fiber

✔️ is quick and easy to make

✔️ is loaded with fresh ingredients

✔️ is easily customizable

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Kiwis: The star ingredient of this recipe. You will need 4 ripe, medium-sized kiwis, peeled and sliced. Choose kiwis that are ripe yet firm for the best flavors and textures.

  • Cucumber: Sliced cucumber adds crispness and vibrancy.

  • Onion: The pungency and crunch of onions add a beautiful contrast to the salad.

  • Mixed Greens: I have used a combination of arugula and lettuce. You can use any greens of your choice.

  • Nuts: I chose pistachios and walnuts for their rich nuttiness. Feel free to use any nuts of your choice.

  • Feta Cheese: A topping of crumbled feta cheese adds salty creaminess to this salad. You can also use cream cheese.

  • For the Olive Oil Dressing: To make kiwi salad dressing, you will need extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice or lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste.

Top-down view of a kiwi and cucumber salad with feta cheese and walnuts on a rustic table.

Serving

You can serve this salad as a main dish or as a side along with the bread and soup of your choice.

You can also serve it at brunch with other fruit salad recipes such as watermelon cucumber feta salad, apple salad, grape salad, orange salad, and strawberry salad to create a salad buffet.

How to Make Kiwi Salad

Making kiwi salad at home is straightforward.

  • Prep veggies: Simply slice the kiwis, cucumbers, and onions.

  • Make dressing: Make the salad dressing by whisking all the dressing ingredients together.

  • Assemble salad: Arrange arugula and lettuce as a base on a large serving platter. Top with sliced kiwis, sliced cucumbers, sliced onions, nuts, and crumbled feta cheese over the greens.

  • Serving: Just before serving, shake the dressing, drizzle it over the salad, and toss gently to mix the flavors and coat the salad evenly with the dressing. Your kiwi salad is ready to serve.

Colorful kiwi salad served on a white plate with someone holding a golden fork, with bread on the side.

Variation Options

  • Kiwi: You can swap kiwis with kiwi berry, green grapes, mandarins, or pineapples.

  • Added Protein: To make it rich in protein, you can add grilled chicken strips. You can also use cooked or canned chickpeas.

  • Dressing: You can replace the olive oil dressing with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

  • Using Different Cheeses: I have used crumbled feta cheese for a creamier texture, but you can also use goat cheese or cream cheese.

  • Other veggies: For added color and nutrients, you can also use other vegetables like bell peppers, grilled corn, avocados, and cherry tomatoes.

  • Herbs: For added freshness, you can add chopped fresh herbs such as mint, parsley or cilantro to the dressing.


Kiwi Salad (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Make the Dressing

  1. In a small jar, combine olive oil, lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Secure the lid and shake well to blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Set this aside as you prepare the salad.
  2. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-1 for Kiwi Salad

How to Assemble the Kiwi Salad

  1. Spread the arugula and torn lettuce evenly on a large plate or in a serving bowl. Layer the sliced cucumbers, kiwis, and onions over the greens.
  2. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-1 for Kiwi Salad
  3. Sprinkle the toasted pistachios, walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese on top. Shake the dressing, drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad. Toss everything together to coat the ingredients evenly and enjoy your deliciously fresh Kiwi Salad.
  4. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-2 for Kiwi Salad

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Kiwi Salad [Recipe]

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Make the refreshing Kiwi Salad recipe with feta, nuts & homemade dressing. Perfect as a light lunch or side. Quick, healthy & flavorful!
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
5 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Salads American 4
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
187 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Kiwi Salad
  • 4 ripe kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups arugula or mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup lettuce, torn
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 2 tbsp pistachios, chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
For the Olive Oil Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make the Dressing
  1. In a small jar, combine olive oil, lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Secure the lid and shake well to blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Set this aside as you prepare the salad.
How to Assemble the Kiwi Salad
  1. Spread the arugula and torn lettuce evenly on a large plate or in a serving bowl. Layer the sliced cucumbers, kiwis, and onions over the greens.
  2. Sprinkle the toasted pistachios, walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese on top. Shake the dressing, drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad. Toss everything together to coat the ingredients evenly and enjoy your deliciously fresh Kiwi Salad.

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NOTES:

  1. Storing: If you are not serving this salad immediately, then keep the salad plate covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Shake the olive oil dressing another quick shake before adding it to the salad.


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