I still remember my first time trying dragon fruit. We lived on the Fort Riley the Army base in Kansas and had driven into the closest college town Manhatten KS where we could shop the sales at the grocery stores and stop in for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We took a stop in an employee-owned grocery chain called Hy-Vee where they had some of the kid’s favorite staples on sale and I had coupons. They had a stand set up doing samples of some rare fruits all decked out for a summer cookout. The employee stopped us and offered samples of two fruits I had never even heard of back then. Dragon Fruit and Star Fruit. We didn’t buy any then because I really had no idea how to eat dragon fruit. Now the possibilities are endless.
What is dragon fruit?
Dragon fruit is like a cross between a pear and a kiwi. The outer flesh is hot pink with the inside is either snow white or hot pink packed with kidney seeds speckled all over. Dragon fruit is a warm weather exotic fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. While it was once rare and incredibly expensive the availability of dragon fruit is on the rise and it is becoming an increasingly popular flavor in everything from soft drinks to smoothies. If you are lucky and find dragon fruit on sale buy it up and give eating dragon fruit a try.
How to eat dragon fruit
Like most fruits and vegetables I love to eat dragon fruit fresh just as it is. Dragon fruit is a soft fruit that is easy to cut into. Due to the tiny seeds thought you won’t have to deal with a pit in the way like an avocado or peach. A sharp chef knife will cut in with no issues.
This sweet fruit can be frozen for long term storage if you happen to come across a great deal it is worth stocking up. Dragon fruit makes an amazing addition to fruit salads, oatmeal, and smoothies.
Dragon fruit recipes
These Frozen Pineapple Dragon Fruit Margaritas would be a total hit with my sister and her friends.
I am totally on board with this mixed berry smoothie bowl with dragon fruit
How about a dragon fruit parfait?
This Dragon Fruit Salad looks so tasty.
I wasn’t one of these Dragon Fruit Smoothies right now.
I could totally eat a dragon fruit smoothie bowl right now. Seriously someone make me one.
Looking for a fun summer treat? How about Dragon Fruit Nice Cream?