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
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.
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!
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!
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 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.