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Lychee

Lychee Lime Lassi (Yogurt Drink)

Photo from https://foodfacts.mercola.com/lychee.html

Roll ’em! Combine lots of fresh lychees with 1 ½ cups of orange juice, 1 ½ cups of water, and the juice of one lemon in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand one hour. Once cooled, finely chop lychees, and add chopped walnuts and shredded coconut to the mixture. Spread on whole wheat tortillas, pancakes or flatbread. Roll and enjoy!

https://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/top-10-ways-to-enjoy-lychees

Late Night treat: Create a brightly colored and sweet compote complete with lychees, papayas, lime juice, diced mango, carissas, bananas and shredded coconut – ready in 10 minutes!

https://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/main-recipes?com=2&recid=1258

Lychee fruit salad: a delicious salad treat that includes chopped lychees, papaya, pineapple, cantaloupe, and grapes --- with fresh mint --- yum!

https://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/main-recipes?com=2&recid=832

Lychee Cocktail:
1 oz. Dark Rum
¼ oz. Cherry Brandy
1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
1 tsp. Sugar
3 Lychees, pitted & peeled

Blend thoroughly in blender.
Pour into 14 oz. glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel and a maraschino cherry.

http://www.lycheesonline.com/recipes.cfm

Lychee Lime Lassi (Yogurt Drink):

https://foodfacts.mercola.com/lychee.html


Dragon Fruit

Below photo and recipe from https://www.thespruceeats.com/dragon-fruit-overview-nutritional-information-3217090
“How to Prepare and Eat Dragon Fruit“

Dragon Fruit Recipe - How to Prepare and Eat Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit will cut quite easily. The flesh inside may be white or red and both will have tiny black seeds that are edible, just like kiwi fruit.

  1. Place the dragon fruit on a cutting board or another clean surface.
  2. Cut the fruit straight down the middle with a sharp knife.
  3. The fruit can then be separated into two sections.

Removing the fruit’s flesh is quite simple and similar to an avocado. Note that the skin is not edible.

  1. Run a tablespoon around the circumference of each section to separate the flesh from the skin.
  2. Using the spoon, lift the flesh out of the skin and place it on the cutting board.
  3. Reserve the skin for serving, if desired.

Also like avocado, some dragon fruit fans will simply eat the flesh right out of the skin. It’s the perfect container for a quick snack, just grab a spoon and dig in.

You can slice your dragon fruit, use a melon baller or make small cubes to enjoy.

If desired, you can return the cubes of fruit into the skin shell to serve, or simply transfer to a serving dish and enjoy. Cubes of dragon fruit are a wonderful addition to a fresh fruit salad with a tropical Thai twist. It can be made into a syrup to drizzle over desserts or added to a fruit salsa for a summer delight.

Dragon fruit pairs perfectly with fish dishes, particularly cod, tuna, and mahi-mahi. Serve the fruit whole on the side or drizzle your dish with a sauce or chunky salsa.

Dragon fruit’s sweet taste also makes for some delicious drinks. You can quickly make dragon fruit juice with a juicer. Try it in an easy dragon fruit martini or as a tasty and beautiful smoothie.

Once you learn to love the taste of dragon fruit, you’ll think of many more ways to enjoy it. Have fun and see what it can do with some of your favorite recipes. Remember that it pairs well with almost any tropical fruit, so mix it in with mango, papaya, pineapple, or whatever you like.


Easy Thai fruit salad recipe:
https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-thai-fruit-salad-recipe-3217673

Raw vegan mango salsa with peaches:
https://www.thespruceeats.com/raw-vegan-mango-salsa-with-peaches-3377649

Dragon fruit martini recipe:
https://www.thespruceeats.com/dragon-fruit-martini-recipe-3217321

Dragon fruit sorbet recipe:
https://www.thespruceeats.com/dragon-fruit-sorbet-recipe-1136004