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Dragon Fruit Recipes: Amazing Pitaya Recipes

Many dragon fruit recipes exist today. Depending on the preferred taste of the final product one can use the dragon fruit in combination with other ingredients to make mouth-watering delicacies. In this article, I examine the many amazing dragon fruit recipes you can try at home. Let me know if there is any recipe I missed, and you feel should be included.

What is Dragon Fruit?

Dragon fruit recipes have become popular foods in the recent past. Dragon fruit is regarded a tropical fruit. It grows on the Honolulu Queen, also referred to as the Hylocereus cactus. The flowers of this fruit opens at night only. It’s a native plant in Central America and southern Mexico, but today, grows everywhere in the world.

Different names are attached to dragon fruit recipes. Similarly, dragon fruits have several names like strawberry pear, pitahaya, and pitaya. Many people love this fruit because of its unique taste and look.

We have two most popular types of dragon fruit. There is a bright, red skinned fruit covered with green scales similar to that of a dragon.

But the most available variety has black seeds and white pulp. The one with black seed and red pulp is a very rare type of dragon fruit.

The third variety of this fruit has white pulp and yellow skin and black seeds, commonly known as yellow dragon fruit.

Despite the fact that the dragon fruit appear exotic, its taste and flavors are not different from other fruits we see in the markets. Its taste can be described as being somewhat sweet cross ranging between that of a pear and a kiwi.

Research indicates that it can provide you with health benefits. It has low calories and can provide you with various nutrients encompassing antioxidants, plus, fiber, calcium and phosphorus, and vitamin C.

Where is Dragon Fruit From

Like said before, the dragon fruit or pitaya is an indigenous food found in Central America. However, it’s also exported and grown in some Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam and Thailand. Acquired from numerous cactus types, its juicy stalk offers the exceptionally appealing fruit with humidity in the grown arid climates.

You can find dragon fruit either dried or fresh at several grocery stores. If possible, buy organic dragon fruit products. To acquire all wonderful nutrients or benefits of dragon fruit, try these dragon fruit recipes:

Dragon Fruit and Coconut Power Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla jawbone soup
  • dragon fruit (expose the insides)
  • 75 water cups
  • 1 small banana
  • 1teaspoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon natural coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed flaxseeds
  • A few big pumpkin seeds

Procedure:

  1. With a blender, mix water, blueberries, banana, and the dragon fruit, and combine well.
  2. Now add the flaxseeds, jawbone soup, chia seeds, and coconut oil, and blend all over again until even. If possible, add a few cubes of ice. That is, if you fancy it chilled. Alternatively, for a thicker smoothie, use frozen bananas.
  3. Top the mixture with pumpkin seeds before you serve.

Dragon Fruit Salsa

It’s absolutely delicious and has a unique look inside and out. The texture of the fruit and seeds reminds me of kiwi, but the taste of this tropical fruit is one of a kind. Dragon fruit recipes have varying tastes depending on the ingredients used. It’s also easy and quick to make. Serves as an appetizer for those in a game day party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lime juice or T Lemon
  • 1 cubed cup of Dragon Fruit (Approx. 2 small or 1 large)
  • 5 chopped cilantro stems
  • 1 Chopped Green Onion

Procedure:

  1. Totally mix ingredients and blend smoothly.
  2. Serve Salsa with chips.

Dragon Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 chilled dragon fruit
  • 1 cup fresh chopped fruit
  • 1 fresh mint tablespoon leaves, finely cut (discretionary)
  • 1 torn lettuce cup leaves (non-compulsory)

Procedure:

  1. Cut in half the dragon fruit. Smoothly expose the white center dragon fruit. Cut white dragon fruit in pieces. Spare and use as a serving dish the red dragon fruit skin.
  2. Put fruit in a standard dish with mint lettuce leaves and/or other fresh fruit.
  3. Sprinkle honey over fruit, softly mix together.
  4. Use the fruit skin as the serving container.

Dragon Fruit Sorbet

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 3/4 cup icy water
  • 2 dragon fruits

Procedure:

  1. Cut in half the dragon fruit.
  2. Using a spoon, expose out the flesh with a spoon.
  3. If desired, keep the cut halves for serving. Freeze the reserved halves until the time you want to fill them.
  4. Put the dragon fruit pulp into a food processor together with the sugar, lemon juice, and water.
  5. Pound the mixture until fine.
  6. Empty it into an ice cream fabricator and mix until cold.
  7. Serve the sorbet in cold halves.
  8. Produces close to 2 serving dishes of sorbet.

Dragon Fruit Boats

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless and skinless chicken breast, cut into chewable size portions
  • Shrimp between ¼ to 1/3 lb., and if not bite sizes, cut into chewable pieces
  • Sauce Mix
  • 2 Dragon fruits
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 peeled, Kiwi fruit cut into small fragments
  • 2 tablespoon Corn starch
  • Cut pieces of 2 to 4 Strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 11/2 Flavored Sauce of Premium Oyster
  • 5 tablespoon Lime Extract
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint, non-compulsory

Procedure:

  1. Cut into halves dragon fruits end-to-end.
  2. Use melon baller to scoop the flesh.
  3. Get rid of any left-over flesh and retain the peel of dragon fruits.
  4. Stir-fry prawn and chicken meat in 2 tablespoon oil till done.
  5. Put sauce combination and heat until sauce solidifies.
  6. Blend all mixed fruits.
  7. Use peel of dragon fruit to serve hot.

Dragon Fruit & Gorgonzola Salad with Ginger Glaze

Ingredients:

  • Dash of salt
  • Cut 2” peeled fresh ginger pieces into ¼” slices
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 2 dragon fruit
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ pomegranates seeds
  • Cut 1 peeled kiwifruit into pieces
  • Cut 1 black plum into bits
  • Approximately ¼ lb., gorgonzola dolce,
  • Cut ¼ lb. seeded, peeled longan fruit into pieces

Procedure:

  1. Put a mix of salt, water, sugar and ginger into saucepan and boil it. For a syrupy, thick consistency, reduce it to 1/4 volume.
  2. Fix the dragon fruit. Cut into half. Scoop out flesh with melon baller. Keep fruit peel for serving bowl.
  3. In another serving container, mix pomegranate seeds, longan, and kiwifruit. Add smashed Gorgonzola, and softly mix.
  4. Use cheese and fruit to fill the body of dragon fruit.
  5. Sprinkle ginger glaze above the whole mixture.
  6. Slender with extra plum wedges, pomegranate seeds, and kiwifruit.

Lemon Dragon Fruit Juice

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. vanilla or plain yoghurt
  • ½ lime or lemon
  • 1 Dragon Fruit

Procedure:

  1. Cut off the dragon fruit skin and slice it into slighter fragments.
  2. Cut the lemon together with its skin into smaller pieces
  3. Pour yoghurt, lemon, and dragon fruit into a blender
  4. Mix ingredients consistently, and serve.

Dragon Fruit Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup crumpled ice
  • 1 peeled, dragon fruit
  • 1 Juiced lime
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 segmented and peeled, tangerines
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup chilled, sparkling mineral water

Procedure:

  1. Cut the peeled dragon fruit into two 1/4 inch heavy pieces to use as an accompaniment; put aside.
  2. Put the left over dragon fruit along with sparkling water, brown sugar, basil, lime juice, and tangerine segments into a blender.
  3. Crush until fine.
  4. Blend in the crumpled ice, and empty into glasses.
  5. Enhance with the kept dragon fruit pieces to serve.

Outcome of the dragon fruit recipes: Enough for 2-3.

Aggregate period for preparing the dragon fruit recipes: 5 Minutes

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