At this point, it is no secret that a lot of us wait with anticipation for this time every year, as we eagerly reintroduce one of our all time best sellers—the delicious feijoas (or pineapple guava, if you will)!
But how to tell when they are ready to be eaten? For starters, they smell absolutely amazing—like pungent aromatic guava or pineapples!
They will also be a little soft when ripe–similar to avocados. And If they’re still rock hard, simply place them together in a bowl for a day or two. Problem solved :)
Feijoas can be eaten at a tasty snack, though some people may not be the biggest fan of the skin. We love to slice them open and scoop out the flesh—as you would with kiwi or passionfruit. Feel free to smash these back to back as Feijoas won't make you sick if you gorge yourself on them!
On that note, we thought it was only fair that we also highlight some of our favourite ways of using them in the kitchen, while they last…
Add Them Into Your Smoothies
It’s the perfect healthy breakfast you can make at home! To start, have your feijoa chopped and peeled; place the bits and pieces into a blender with some bananas, spinach leaves, and ice cubes.
Once they become smooshy, slowly and gently add your favourite yogurt and milk until it becomes creamy. Don’t forget to top it off with some cereals as well!
Alternatively, you can also pair them with the kiwifruit—adding a little bit of greenery never hurts.
Make Your Own Feijoa Ice Cream (No Fancy Ice-Cream Machine Needed)
With plenty of feijoas that come with your purchase, why let them go to waste?
Just make sure that you freeze them in order to get the ice-creamy texture that isn’t too soft. To firm it up a little bit more, it’s as easy as placing it back in the freezer for another 20-30 minutes!
As a side tip, we recommend pairing it with other tropical fruits, such as avocados, pineapples, or passion fruit.
Have a look at the rest of the recipe here, courtesy of Nadia Lim media.
Adding Them to Your Cocktail
Mix it up with vodka, sugar, and lime! The bearing soft, sweet flesh, and subtle tangy flavour of feijoas are just right for spicing up your afternoon or evening cocktails.
To do this, "simply scoop out the flesh of two feijoas per Caipiroska and whiz in a blender for several seconds. Pour into a glass, add the sugar, squeeze in juice from lime wedges, add the wedges to the mix, then muddle just enough to dissolve the sugar. Add vodka and stir together. Fill another glass completely with crushed ice and strain contents over top. Garnish with a sprig of mint and extra lime if desired." Courtesy of The Denizen.
Have a picture of your DIY feijoa recipe? Post it on social media and tag us @eatthekiwihk!