Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dragon Fruit Salad

I found this red dragon fruit in my quest for new fruits and vegetables. True, I was in Hawaii, on the tropical paradises where this fruit grows. I've seen it since in Sacramento, though I have to admit the fruits I saw weren't as large or gorgeous as these were. Dragon fruit has either red or white flesh, however both are speckled with black, edible seeds. While I've red that the white fleshed fruit is sweeter, it's been my (limited) experience that the red fruit is the sweeter of the two. They look the same on the outside, so I had to rely on the tags at the market to differentiate the two. If you're lucky enough to find one of these at your store, go ahead and pick it up. It's marvelous!


1/2 dragon fruit
1/2 cup cut fresh pineapple
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh raspberries


Scoop the flesh out of one half of the dragon fruit, and cut into 1/2 inch dice. Cut the pineapple into approximately the same size. Add the blueberries and raspberries. Toss to combine and serve. 

Serves 2 generously

Stealthy Cooking Tip: I also prefer the red dragon fruit because of its jewel tone color. First, it's SO pretty! Also, remember that tale about eating the rainbow? Darkly colored fruits and vegetables usually tend to have more vitamins and minerals. Red dragon fruit is high in vitamin C, and all those tiny seeds make it high in fiber, too. One note, the red flesh will stain - your hands, your cutting board, or your clothes - so take care! 

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