I am quite familiar with kiwi fruits but mostly the green variety and I had not tried Zespri SunGold kiwi before. When the opportunity came up to participate in the Recipe Redux SunGold Surprise Challenge, I was excited to be part of it. I love finding new ways to enjoy fresh fruits and if I can find a way to dress them up into an elegant healthy dessert: even better.
This gold variety of kiwi fruit is sweeter than its green cousin. It is not quite as tangy but has a bright tropical flavour. When I tasted these delicious gold kiwis I knew immediately I wanted to include lime in my recipe. I was surprised that complimentary flavours were very easy to find with gold kiwi. It is very versatile and tasted delightful with everything we tried it with, both savoury and sweet. Our favourite combination was with blackberries along with a little lime flavoured honey sweetened yogurt. Honestly this is such a healthy dessert it could easily be a snack, breakfast or part of a special brunch.
Reading about the nutritional value of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is even more surprising. They are very nutritious; providing folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin E and fibre. Kiwi also contains enzymes which aid digestion. Kiwifruit typically has a fuzzy skin and although it is edible many people prefer to peel kiwis. SunGold kiwis have a smooth skin and eating the skin provides a valuable source of fibre. This also makes kiwi quick and easy to prepare.
#ad #sponsored I received free samples of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time and all opinions are my own.
Make the Lime Honey Yogurt first so the flavours will blend while you prepare the fruit.
Kiwi Blackberry Stacks with Lime Honey Yogurt
1 cup yogurt
zest of 1/2 of a lime (approx 1/2 tsp)
1 tbsp honey
4 Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
1 cup blackberries
Mix yogurt with lime zest and honey until smooth and place in refrigerator while you prepare the fruit.
Wash blackberries and drain well. Wash and trim ends of the kiwifruit and slice in even slices. Starting with the widest kiwifruit slice, put a small amount of yogurt mixture in the middle of the kiwi slice and add blackberries to mostly cover. Repeat with the next kiwifruit slice and on the final slice, top with one blackberry.
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