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Great Ways to Use Kumquats

6 Tasty Kumquat Recipes


Try one of these tasty ways to use kumquats when you're lucky enough to find these bright, sweet-tart citrus fruits. Learn more at All About Kumquats.

1. Eat Kumquats Out of Hand

Photo © Molly Watson

Kumquats are great, just as they are - peel and all. The peel is actually a bit sweeter than the pulp, so eating them whole (spit out the seeds if you want, but they're edible too) gives them a balanced flavor.

2. Add Kumquats to a Green Salad

Photo © Molly Watson

The sour tang of kumquats works great with many of the greens available in winter – especially endive and spinach, as in an Endive Kumquat Salad pictured here. Halve, chop, or thinly slice the kumquats before adding them to the salad.

3. Preserve Kumquats

Photo © Molly Watson

These Honeyed Kumquats (pictured) are luscious and beyond delicious spooned on ice cream, plain yogurt, or even a dish of ricotta cheese.

4. Toss Kumquats In a Fruit Salad

Kumquats - halved or chopped - add a tangy sweetness to fruit salads. They are extra delicious with kiwis (also a winter fruit).

5. Make Kumquat Chutney

Chop kumquats and simmer them with a bit of minced garlic, freshly grated ginger, and honey or brown sugar to taste until the mixture thickens slightly. Serve with fish, chicken, or pork.

6. Cook Up Kumquat Marmalade

Photo @ Barbra Rolek Licensed to About.com

This kumquat-orange marmalade from About.com's guide to Eastern European food is perfect for plopping on toast.

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