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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!
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!
Lychee fruit salad: a delicious salad treat that includes chopped lychees, papaya, pineapple, cantaloupe, and grapes --- with fresh mint --- yum!
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.
Lychee Lime Lassi (Yogurt Drink):
Below photo and recipe from https://www.thespruceeats.com/dragon-fruit-overview-nutritional-information-3217090
“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.
Removing the fruit’s flesh is quite simple and similar to an avocado. Note that the skin is not edible.
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:
Raw vegan mango salsa with peaches:
Dragon fruit martini recipe:
Dragon fruit sorbet recipe: