I love Dragon Fruit. I first had this cactus fruit on one of my trips to Hong Kong and China. By itself, it’s so pretty. This wonderful shade of a magenta like pink with green leaves. The insides are white speckled with little black seeds. The taste itself is very very subtle. The texture is refreshing and the seeds give it a nice crunch. It can be eaten alone, but is really best when paired with something else more flavorful.
My mother has been getting them for me on her trips to Queens. This time they were only $3 a pound. A steal! So, I took mine and made a quickie salad for dessert, and tomorrows snack.
In this salad, I put:
1 Dragon Fruit, skin removed and cut into chunks
A couple of good handful of fresh Blueberries, washed and picked through
1 rather large navel orange, peeled and cut into pieces.
Put it all together in a bowl, toss, and refrigerate if you want to eat it cold. I left the pith on my orange segments. I know it’s not sexy, but that pith is fiber (and Vitamin C), and I like to get my fiber wherever I can get it. Plus a little extra Vitamin C won’t hurt either.