Kicking off Summer with Kiwi! Lunch with Zespri Kiwifruit

Summer is officially here! Chew Street isn’t wasting any time sourcing delicious summery ingredients to include in our at-home cooking. We were invited to lunch at Nella Cucina hosted by Chef Devin Connell (of Delica Kitchen) and Jennifer Sygo (dietician, author, and columnist for the National Post) and Zespri Kiwifruit the producers of Green and SunGold kiwifruit. Aside from being a delicious, easily portable snack, kiwi has some impressive health benefits:


  • Zespri Kiwiifruit SunGold contains 2 times more vitamin C than oranges (based on 100g). Just one Zespri SunGold covers your daily needs of vitamin C.

  • High in fibre, containing both soluble and insoluble fibre

  • Contains actinidin, a natural digestive enzyme, unique to kiwifruit, and is a good source of folate and potassium


We were treated to a delicious three-course lunch, each course containing Zespri Green or SunGold Kiwifruit. If you’re anything like us, when cooking in the summer you want to use as many fresh ingredients and the BBQ as possible. We really enjoyed Devin’s Grill Fish Tostadas with a Kiwi Corn Salsa and a Carrot and Jicama Slaw. It’s a perfect summer dish for the next time you’re having friends over. The kiwi salsa is a refreshing change for your typical tomato-based salsas. It’s tangy, sweet, and sour. See the full recipe below.


Ruth Buder is in love with food, people & Toronto. You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter at @ruthlesspr