Recipes with dragon fruit
The flesh speckled with the black seeds is highly decorative. A sliced dragon fruit makes a stunning garnish that is hard to miss. But it also adds a radiant touch to a fresh summer salad. And if you want to breathe new life into your favourite cheesecake recipe then add some EAT ME dragon fruit.
Simple: halve the fruit vertically and slice or scoop out the flesh with a spoon. The skin is inedible.
How to use dragon fruit in the kitchen?
- In salads
- As a snack
- In the blender
Always store dragon fruit in the fridge.
Where does dragon fruit come from?
The cactus plants that produce the delicious red dragon fruits are found in many countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia. It takes eighteen months for the cactus plant to start bearing fruit that can be harvested. Harvesting the fruit requires some skill. Growers cut away a piece of the branch to remove the fruit. In Vietnam, growers use artificial lighting to ensure production can continue all year round. A clever solution!