Paleo Recipes for Modern Day Cavemen

Dragon Fruit Salad

Chúc mừng năm mới! Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Or in other words – Happy New Year!! I might have already wished Cavemen Gourmet fans a happy new year but today is the start of the New Year for those following the lunar calendar. It is the Year of the Dragon, arguably the most auspicious sign in the zodiac! I thought it would be appropriate to include a simple and healthy fruit salad, with the key ingredient appropriately named Dragon Fruit.

A few of you might have seen this in the supermarket and wondered what the heck it was. Don’t be scared – although it is an odd fluorescent fuchsia color with bizarre green leaves poking out,  dragon fruit is really easy to eat and quite delicious.   It will remind you of a kiwi in terms of texture, but not taste as it does not have the extreme tartness.  Dragon fruit is really nutritious for you – they are high in antioxidants, a good source of Vitamin C, and are rich in minerals, especially calcium and phosphorus.  Hope the Dragon is good to you this year!

(Serves 2)
1 Dragon Fruit
8 cherries
1/2 tablespoon chopped mint leaves

Cut the Dragon Fruit lengthwise in half.  Scoop out the fruit into a medium sized bowl. (To make it pretty – you can create a tic tac toe pattern with the fruit before scooping out with a spoon to create the square shapes).

Next, de-seed your cherries and slice them into quarters. Last, mix your cherries and chopped mint with the dragon fruit. Mix thoroughly and place in fruit bowl. Alternatively, you can re-use the Dragon Fruit shell as a decorative piece.

Chill in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes (best served chilled). Serve and Enjoy! Easy Breezy just like the Dragon would have wanted…


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9 thoughts on “Dragon Fruit Salad

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  2. WOW that looks like a crazy fruit!!! Where do you find them? What do they taste like?

  3. Hi MIchelle – you can find them in almost any Chinatown grocery market in the produce section. They don’t have much taste actually. Their consistency is like a kiwi, but the flavor is very very mild. I think it’s great chilled and with other fruits.

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  6. hey michelle. yeah its got kind of a sweet taste, sort of light kind of sweet taste. not very rich, but it is good. you can cut it the long way but i prefer it the other way. all you do to eat it is eat out the flesh with a spoon! your spoon sinks right into it, like butter. the seeds taste a little funny, but you dont really bite into the seeds very often.

  7. Debra on said:

    How do you know if they are ripe?

  8. Yinh on said:

    The color should still be consistent across the fruit (uniform, not brown or splotchy). Also, the give should be similar to a kiwi – slightly firm yet soft. If it’s too ‘mushy’, it’s overripe and too hard it’s not ripe enough yet.

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