Shrimp Tacos with Kiwi Salsa

Sungold Kiwifruit is the smooth, yellow version of a green kiwi. It tastes slightly more sweet and tropical, but has the same nutrition benefits as its green counterpart. Kiwis are good sources of potassium, fiber, folate, vitamin E and vitamin C. A whole Sungold Kiwifruit has 130 mg of vitamin C. That’s over two times the recommended daily allowance (RDA)! Both types of Kiwifruit also contain actinidin which is a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins. This can help improve digestion after a meal. I had so much fun creating this dish with a fruit I had never tried! The Sungold kiwis were absolutely delicious.

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Shrimp Tacos with Kiwi Salsa


  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Zespri sungold kiwis
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced
  • Juice 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas


In a bowl, combine Kiwifruit, scallions, red onion, cilantro, garlic and jalapeño. Season with salt and pepper and squeeze in juice of one lime. Stir to combine and set aside. In a small bowl, mash 1/2 avocado into a paste. Add nonfat Greek yogurt to create your crema. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Remove the tails from your shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to hot pan. Cook shrimp on each side for 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Create you tacos by layering avocado crema, kiwi salsa and warm shrimp. Enjoy!

Number of servings: 2 | Serving size: 2 tacos
Calories: 510, total fat: 17 g, total carbohydrates: 67 g, dietary fiber: 12 g, sugars: 14 g, protein: 40 g


Have you tried sungold kiwis yet? Tell me below!


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.

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