Originally discovered in the Chang Kiang Valley of China, kiwifruit was considered a delicacy by the great Khans who relished its emerald green color and dazzling flavor. By the mid 1800s, the fruit had found its way into other countries which nicknamed it Chinese gooseberry, and it wasn't long before New Zealand growers were exporting the exotic fruit to specialized markets around the world.
5 cups torn lettuce
3 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt or sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
Combine lettuce, kiwi and pecans. In a separate bowl, mix yogurt, lemon juice, oil and honey until smooth. Pour over salad and toss; serve immediately.