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How to Cut Dragon Fruit (with Video)
Learn how to cut dragon fruit quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide. The sweet flesh is delicious and packed full of nutrients. Eat dragon fruit on its own as a simple and refreshing snack or add it to fruit salads, smoothies, desserts and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 cup mango chunks (1 medium mango)
- 1 cup pineapple chunks (1/4 pineapple)
- 1 cup kiwi chunks (2 medium kiwis)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
How to Cut Dragon Fruit
Place the dragon fruit on a clean cutting board.
Using a sharp knife, cut each one in half lengthwise down the middle. The flesh may be white or red.
Slide a large table spoon in between the skin and the flesh, sliding it along the peel to separate the flesh (like you might do for an avocado or kiwi).
Scoop out the flesh onto the cutting board. Make sure to trim off any pink residues, which can be bitter. (Optional: Reserve the skin halves for serving.)
Repeat the previous step for the remaining half.
Place the flesh flat-side down and chop into cubes or chunks as desired. You can also slice it widthwise into semicircles.
Dragon Fruit Salad
Cut the optional mango, pineapple, and kiwi into chunks.
In a medium bowl, combine the cut dragon fruit with the mango, pineapple, and kiwi.
Sprinkle lemon juice on top and toss to combine.
- 1 dragon fruit yields 2 cups of diced fruit.
- Serving size: 1 1/4 cup
- Nutrition information provided below includes the optional mango, pineapple, kiwi, and lemon juice.
- Cut dragon fruit can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one day or frozen for up to 3 months.
Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg