My local Brookshires is now selling dragon fruit, so I just had to try it! Dragon fruit is a mildly flavored fruit about the size of a large lemon. It may be hot pink (red) or yellow in color with green scales. The pulp is white or red and contains black seeds.
Its flavor is described as a cross between a pear and a kiwi. The outer shell is easy to cut through and can be peeled off the pulp by hand (a bit like a banana peel or orange peel). It has no pit.
It can be used sliced or diced in fruit salads, salads, fruit plates, and the like. I think it would be great served sliced with mildly-flavored cheese and crackers. Because its flavor is mild, you won’t want to serve it with other foods that overpower it. Half of the outer shell cut length-wise would make a cute serving bowl for a small side of fruit salad or chicken salad.
Dragon fruit is a good source of magnesium, iron, and fiber, but only has about 270 calories per average-sized fruit. This tropical fruit is native to Central America and Mexico.
This unusual fruit will be a crowd-pleaser with your family and friends!