Dragon fruit (pitaya): What to do with this funky fruit?

By Amanda Rose | Half Pint Fun

Jul 20

dragon-fruit-tall-400Dragon fruit (pitaya): What to do with this funky fruit?Depending on your location, dragon fruit may be one of the most exotic fruits in your life. You may not even be able to find it in stores.

Dragon fruit (pitaya) is a tropical fruit. Here in California, we can find it in southern California markets when it’s in season but I would venture a guess that less than 1% of the California population has even tried it.

The fruit is funky and may be intimidating but the Half Pint Hacks introduce you to it in the video below. It’s actually pretty simple to deal with. As the boys say, you can peel it or use the “slice and scoop” method.

As for how to use it, our favorite way is to serve it in a fruit salad. It is not high in flavor so you want to pair it with other flavorful fruits. However, it adds such visual flare to the salad that I feel as if that makes up for its low flavor content.

I also agree with Frederick’s comment in the video: It’s very refreshing.

I have enjoyed dragon fruit with a fresh avocado to make a lightly-sweet, carb-friendly side dish. It is lovely.

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