I've always been curious about dragon fruit. Although they're quite expensive, I decided to purchase a few from the farmer's market. The outside is pretty funky looking. After cutting the fruit open, I could see the white flesh with black seeds throughout. The flavor was similar to a pear with the texture of a kiwi. Sort of a let down considering its exotic appearance, it tasted nothing like I expected. I was expecting a very sweet and amazing taste.
After searching for a recipe using dragon fruit, I decided to combine the fruit with some kiwi for a tropical lemonade.
(Makes 1/2 Gallon)
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1 dragon fruit (white flesh)
4 cups water
Peel kiwi. Scoop dragon fruit directly from its skin. Puree fruit in a food processor or blender. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh wire strainer placed over a bowl. Discard seeds. In a large pitcher combine sugar and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in strained kiwi and dragon fruit. Stir in water. Serve over ice.
Recipe adapted from http://www.food.com
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