To ripen kiwifruit, place in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple and leave at room temperature. When they are ready to eat, kiwis should yield to slight pressure. Store ripe fruits in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
Our Test Kitchen broke the mold when they came up with this bright green gem of a salad featuring kiwifruit, oranges and lime. As the recipe specifies, be sure to cook the kiwi before it's added to the gelatin—otherwise, it won't set.