~*~ DRAGON FRUIT SALSA ~*~
You might not breathe fire, but you’ll definitely roar after eating this spicy salsa. Dragon fruit’s crisp, cool, and neutral taste becomes a heat-absorbing agent. The combination of jalapeño, lime, papaya hot sauce, and crushed red pepper pack a piquant punch of sweet and spicy.
1/2 cup cilantro (if it tastes like soap to you, sub with mint)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon papaya hot sauce (or other preferred fruit hot sauce)
1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
salt & pepper, to taste
Artist: Wu Man
1. THINK AHEAD
Put dragon fruit in the fridge for a few hours and allow it to chill—salsa is tastier served cold.
2. CHOP THE DRAGON FRUIT
Cut it half lengthwise. Scoop out the white flesh with a spoon, then place it on a cutting board. Cut off any residual pink skin—it’s NOT edible. Finely dice the dragon fruit so that it’s similar to the size of tomato salsa.
3. PREPARE OTHER INGREDIENTS
Mince the jalapeño. Roughly chop the cilantro.
4. MAKE THE SALSA
In a medium bowl, add dragon fruit, jalapeño, and cilantro. Stir in lime juice, coconut oil, papaya hot sauce, and crushed red pepper. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Use the dragon fruit’s vibrant pink skin as a serving bowl. Serve with a side of chips, on top of fish, or in a sandwich.
Recipe adapted from: