Creamy Kiwi Vinaigrette

Creamy kiwi vinaigrette is a zingy vinaigrette made with just a few ingredients & packed with nutrients from fresh kiwis. Great for salads and crudité platter.

I hardly buy salad dressing/vinaigrette because it is so easy to make at home. Here is a whole post dedicated to basic vinaigrette if you are new and want to understand the basics of making vinaigrette using ingredients you have on hand.
To make creamy kiwi vinaigrette, you will need:

  • fresh kiwi
  • olive oil

  • vinegar

  • garlic

  • honey (or sweetener of your choice)

  • salt & pepper

Kiwi (Chinese gooseberries), native to China has a fuzzy appearance with sweet, tart/sharp flavor. According to historical data, the first kiwi seeds arrived in New Zealand at the turn of the 20th century. Since gooseberries were not a popular fruit name in New Zealand, they changed the name to kiwifruit, after New Zealand’s national bird.
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When you combine fresh kiwi and olive oil with rest of the ingredients in the blender, it gets really creamy and color changes to mild green. It’s a zingy and bright vinaigrette that will pair beautifully with salad greens as well as crudite platter.
Creamy Kiwi Vinaigrette

makes about 1 cup (1/2 pint)


  • 2 medium size fresh kiwis, skin removed

  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (see notes)

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (may use other vinegar or lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 teaspoon honey or sweetener of your choice

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a blender, add fresh kiwi, olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic clove and blend until smooth.

  2. Slowly add more olive oil as needed until it reaches a consistency you prefer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.Vinaigrette should be bright, slightly sweet but not too acidic/overpowering.

  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for


  • I use extra virgin olive oil but you can mix neutral oil such as canola, avocado with olive oil if you find olive oil flavor to be strong.

  • Salad dressings/vinaigrette made with dairy, fresh herbs, garlic etc should be consumed within a week.

Dixya Bhattarai

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