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. You can eat dragon fruit on its own as a simple and refreshing snack or add it to fruit salads, smoothies, desserts and more!
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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
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: dragon fruit, how to cut dragon fruit, how to eat dragon fruit
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 88kcal
Author: TipBuzz

Ingredients

  • 1 medium dragon fruit

Optional Additions

  • 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

Instructions

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.

Video

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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