Dragon Fruit – what does it look like on the inside

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit is Amazing

I always describe Dragon Fruit as, “The Cookies and Cream” fruit, though, it has the texture of a Kiwi, it looks just like ice cream when you split them open.  They grow like flowers on Cacti plants in Mexico and are known as Pitaya or Pitahaya.  They are also cultivated in Southeast Asia, the United States, Israel, Australia, Cyprus and the Canary Islands.

Dragon Fruit

Where to find Dragon Fruit

I found Dragon Fruit at my local Oriental Market.  I bought the last two they had and I paid $1.98 a pound.  I think, between the two, they weighed about 1 1/2 pounds is all.  So they really didn’t cost me that much.  But people have told me that these can be ridiculously priced in standard grocery markets.  I’ve heard upwards of even $8 dollars a piece; which is crazy but if you can find them at lower price, I highly recommend you try one.  I like to squeeze lime juice over the top of mine.  So if you find them, pic up a lime or two for a little extra seasoning because the Dragon fruit tastes like a mild Kiwi.

Other Recipes like Dragon Fruit

I’ve got a ton of Asian food recipes if you search the categories panel under Chinese or Japanese Food.  I’ve also got a few fruits and vegetable videos listed here that you might be interested in, like my, How to cut a Pineapple, Japanese Cold Cucumber and my How to cook an Artichoke.  Other than that, thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy this Dragon Fruit Video.

Dill Havarti Seared Pepper Salad

Seared Pepper Salad

The Best Seared Pepper Salad

This Dill Havarti Cheese with Seared Pepper Salad is a real refreshing way to shake up your everyday greens.  It’s got a wonderful blend of ingredients that make every bite explode with flavor.  This recipe, in particular, was voted as one of New York’s top twenty must have dishes a few years ago.  That alone sparked my interest in preparing this for myself and when I tried it, I knew I had to film it.

Also, be sure to check out my Fresh Veggies with Ricotta, Mint and Lime, my Oriental Salad and my Curry Chicken Salad recipe!

Dill Havarti Seared Pepper Salad Ingredients:

8 oz Dill Havarti (any Substitution)
12 Lunch Box Bell Peppers, halved and seared
1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halves
1/2 Red Onion, sliced
1/2 cup Black Olives, halves
1/2 cup Green Olives, halves
2 tbsp Capers
2 tsp Fresh Mint, chopped
2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Olive Oil (2 tbsp for Dressing 2 tbsp for Searing)
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Dry Bread for Serving

Follow the instructions in my Seared Pepper Salad video tutorial.

Fresh Veggies with Ricotta Mint and Lime

Fresh Veggies with Ricotta Mint and Lime

The Best Ricotta Salad

This Ricotta Salad with Fresh Veggies, Mint and Lime is another great way to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.  So if you’re looking to supplement a diet or just enjoy something tasty, this is the salad for you.  It’s got blanched Sugar Snap Peas, sliced Bell Peppers and Baby Kale Leaves that add plenty of vitamins and protein.  It’s also a nice way to kick off a fancy barbecue, if you’re into that sort of thing.  Personally I like to change things up and, hopefully, you do too.

Also be sure to check out my Dill Havarti Seared Pepper Salad, my Oriental Salad and my Curry Chicken Salad recipes.

Fresh Veggies with Ricotta Mint and Lime Ingredients:

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 cup Sugar Snap Peas, blanched
1/2 Cup Bell Pepper, sliced
1 doz Baby Kale Leaves
1 Green onion, chopped scallions
1 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
2 sprigs Mint, chopped
4 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
Salt and Pepper to Taste

For instruction, be sure to watch my Fresh Veggies with Ricotta, Mint and Lime video tutorial.