30+ Dragon Fruit Recipes (The BEST Ways to Use It)

Dragon fruit is a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of recipes. Its mild flavor and vibrant color make it a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Here are 30+ recipes that use dragonfruit.

30+ BEST Ways to Use Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl topped with blueberries, coconut, almonds, kiwi and pumpkin seeds.
This vibrant Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl is a thick and creamy smoothie made with pitaya, tropical fruit, and almond milk. It’s the perfect, healthy way to start the day.
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Dragon Fruit Macarons filled with a dragon fruit buttercream, with video included on how to make bicolor macaron shells to resemble pitayas.
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You are going to love this Panna Cotta infused with Dragon Fruit powder recipe! It is rich and silky while remaining simple to prepare.
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Eat pretty with these delicious, gluten-free, vegan Pink Dragon Fruit Chocolate Chip Waffles! They have the perfect flour blend to make them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. No eggs needed to make these waffles fluffy! The perfect breakfast for the whole family ready in just 30 minutes!
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Bold in both flavor and color, these blackened shrimp tacos feature a tangy avocado cream sauce, boldy-spiced sauteed shrimp, and a fresh and fruity dragonfruit salsa on top.
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Cool off this summer with this super easy Dragon Fruit Dole Whip! This colorful frozen treat is dairy free and paleo, and naturally sweetened.
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Dragon Fruit & Chia Almond No-Bake Protein Energy Balls.
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A fun twist to Chinese black sesame bao, these fluffy vegan steamed buns are filled with a smooth, sweet and aromatic black sesame paste.
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Vegan No-Bake Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars. This is a super simple recipe that you can put together in no time. Best of all you don’t even have to turn your oven on!
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Give this delicious and vibrant vegan Dragonfruit Fried Rice a try today! The recipe works well with day-old or freshly cooked rice.
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The Creamy Dragon Fruit Margarita combines the vibrant flavors of red dragon fruit, creamy coconut, and zesty lime, all harmoniously blended with tequila.
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Dragon Fruit Whipped Cottage Cheese. High-protein, low-carb dessert of whipped cottage cheese blended with dragon fruit powder (pitaya powder).
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This is the easiest pink dragon fruit lemon smoothie recipe you’ll ever make. Made in under 5 minutes with just a handful of ingredients.
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Making dragon fruit lemonade is using four simple ingredients. This pink-colored refreshing drink looks beautiful and tastes great.
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These vegan dragon fruit cheesecake bars are the perfect fully raw tropical treat! They’re made with wholesome ingredients and can be stored in the freezer.
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In need of a refreshing summer treat? These Guava Dragon Fruit Popsicles are sure to do the trick! Made with guava juice, fresh dragon fruit, Greek yogurt, and just a little sweet hint of agave, these popsicles are extremely simple to make, and relatively healthy!
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This stunning Dragon Fruit Mocktail is a fun drink made with muddled dragon fruit, mint, honey, lime, and pitaya powder for an extra pop of pink! Finished with lemon-lime sparking water for some fizz.
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This mixed berry smoothie bowl with dragonfruit comes together quickly and is filling, tasty, and loaded with antioxidants. Perfect for breakfast or anytime you’re craving a healthy meal.
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Dragon Fruit Sorbet is a healthier dessert made with frozen raspberries, fresh dragon fruit, orange, lime and sugar that is vibrant and refreshing.
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An exotic Dragon Fruit Salad with a honey mint dressing. This easy fruit salad with dragon fruit is the perfect way to bright up any meal.
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This vibrant dragon fruit smoothie is a refreshing and tropical way to kickstart your morning. Dragon fruit, banana, mango, and coconut chunks blend into
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Dark Chocolate Dragon Fruit Coconut Treats – a light sweet and bright pink treat that is quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients.
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Dragon Fruit Margaritas are a delicious, refreshing cocktail with a vibrant pink color.
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Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding Recipe! Gorgeous and delicious chia seed pudding with pitaya & coconut milk. A perfect grab & go breakfast!
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Beat the heat with this watermelon dragon fruit refresher. Sweet, juicy, and deeply hydrating, it’s the perfect drink to make this summer!
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Learn how to make a delicious dragon fruit yogurt parfait. 
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Dragon Fruit and Avocado Salsa. Sweeter salsas are a nice way to cool off on a summer day because they’re light, fresh and healthy.
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A perfectly pink, meal-prep friendly overnight oats breakfast containing pink dragonfruit, that is both beautiful and full of of health benefits.
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Delicious dragon fruit salad recipe bursting with fresh fruit flavor served in a fun fruit bowl perfect for brunch!
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No Bake Dragon Fruit Jam Tarts Recipe are no bake healthy tarts gets ready with just 3 ingredients. These tarts and jam can be prepared in advance and kept in refrigerator.
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Tips for Cooking with Mangoes

  • Look for a bright, evenly-colored skin. A few blemishes on the exterior are OK, but dragon fruit with lots of funky-colored marks on the flesh may be overripe.
  • The skin should be a bit soft and tender when you press it with your thumb, but not mushy. If the skin still feels firm and doesn’t yield to light pressure, then the fruit isn’t ripe yet. On the other hand, if the fruit feels mushy when you squeeze it, it is likely overripe.
  • The stem should be green and firm. A brown or wilted stem is a sign that the fruit is not fresh.
  • The scales should be tightly closed. If the scales are open or peeling away, then the fruit is not ripe yet.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Dragonfruit is typically ripe 3-5 days after it is picked.
  • Dragonfruit can be stored at room temperature for a few days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • To cut dragonfruit, slice it in half lengthwise and then scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
  • The flesh of dragonfruit can be eaten fresh, or used in a variety of recipes.

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl topped with blueberries, coconut, almonds, kiwi and pumpkin seeds.

30+ BEST Dragon Fruit Recipes

Dragon fruit is a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of recipes. Its mild flavor and vibrant color make it a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Here are 30+ recipes that use dragonfruit. Try this vibrant Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl. It’s the perfect, healthy way to start the day.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people


Smoothie Bowl:

  • 6 ounces frozen pitaya (dragon fruit)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana (preferably frozen)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (preferably frozen)
  • 1 cup mango chunks (preferably frozen)

Optional Toppings:


  • Place smoothie bowl ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
  • Add toppings to your heart’s desire – Time to get creative!


  • The key to a very thick smoothie bowl is to not add too much liquid. Don’t be tempted to add more. 
  • Use frozen fruit for best results. 
  • Use a high-powered blender for the most smooth, creamy texture. 
  • You can also enjoy this as a smoothie! Just add 1/4 cup more almond milk and omit the toppings.
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Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 59.2mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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