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Low Calorie Kiwi and Cilantro Chutney

Sharing an easy cilantro and kiwi fruit condiment which is healthy, flavorful and ready in just 5 minutes. This low calorie, uncooked chutney has fresh and cooling herb cilantro and super fruit kiwi. I shared a few mint and coriander (cilantro) leave chutneys with you in past but this one is my favorite. I especially love the sweet and tang of kiwi fruits and lemon with fragrant cilantro. You can make this chutney in just 5 minutes and it tastes great with steamed rice. Since there is no cooking needed, we often consume this chutney in two-three days. Longer than that, it will loose its freshness and flavor.

India is land of chutneys, pickles and preserves. In peak season, every household preserves jars of fresh fruits and many raw vegetables in form of chutneys and pickles. Most of chutneys are sweetened and cooked to increase their shelf life. Pickles are mostly preserved in oil for the same reason. A well preserved pickle can stay good for more than 5 years. No kidding, 2 years back I preserved few pound lemons in oil and spices. We still enjoy them once in a while with Indian meal. 

Even though most chutneys are cooked, sweetened, and have concentrated flavor. Few chutneys are uncooked, have no added sugar and are eaten with daily meals. This cilantro chutney is one of uncooked version. Often these low calorie chutneys are for day to day meals. 

Kiwi Cilantro Chutney

I started making Cilantro Tomato chutney a lot after my marriage since Vishal is very used to eating that at his home. He loves cilantro chutney. However, I developed taste for cilantro chutneys only after marriage, growing up I only had mint based chutneys. So these days I often try and match ingredients to make variety of cilantro chutneys for Vishal which he loves and will suit my taste buds too. 

This kiwi chutney was invented accidental but we both liked it so much that now I make it very often. I was out of tomatoes and few kiwi fruits were in refrigerator. I often keep stock of kiwi at home. Its sweet and sour taste is great in smoothies and it has good dose of nutrients to support immune health and fiber to help digestive health. Whenever we make smoothies, a few kiwis go in or I just slice a few in salads. I decided to use kiwi instead of tomato for cilantro chutney  and it turned out really good.

Kiwi Cilantro Chutney is healthy way to include some super fruit like kiwi and fresh herb like cilantro in meal. You can serve this chutney on the side with rice or pilaf Or pour it over roasted vegetables. I even mix it in steamed quinoa with some silvered almonds for healthy and delicious lite lunch.

So glad to share me delicious finding with you. Try it and enjoy!!

Kiwi Cilantro Chutney
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Low Calorie Kiwi and Cilantro Chutney

Low Calorie Kiwi and Cilantro Chutney
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 1.5 Cup Serves 6 Notes Serving size 1 tbsp Nutrition 157 calories 0 grams fat

Ingredients

  • 3 Kiwi  (ripe kiwi fruit, peeled)
  • 2 Cup Cilantro  (Coriander leaves and stems)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt  
  • 1/2 Lemon  (juice of 1/2 lemon, about 1 tbsp)
  • 1 Shallot Onions  (rough chopped)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno  

Directions

  • Step for Recipe - Low Calorie Kiwi and Cilantro Chutney
    1. Wash cilantro leaves and stems, then roughly chop. Also roughly chop Shallot, Kiwi and jalapeno.
    Additional Notes
    Rough chop will help blend make smooth chutney easily.
  • Step for Recipe - Low Calorie Kiwi and Cilantro Chutney
    2. Blend using hand blender or in a food processor until fine puree consistency.
  • 3. Serve it with your favorite snack or steamed rice.
    Additional Notes
    Chutney will stay good in refrigerator, an air tight container for 2-3 days.

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  1. Your recipes sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing your kitchen creations: the egg curry and the kiwi-cilantro chutney, which sounds just tantalizing!! Planning on trying it tomorrow and will let you know! (I can tell you now, though, that I will love them!)

    Hi Rosemarie, I'm so glad to share the food I cook! And so happy that you like egg curry and this chutney! I hope you try it soon! thanks for taking time to share your thoughts!
  2. I don't like onion in chutney. What else can I use or can I skip onion? thanks!

    Hi Nisha, I often make this chutney without onion. So you can skin onions if you prefer.