You might not breathe fire, but you’ll definitely roar after eating this spicy salsa. Dragon fruit’s crisp, cool, and neutral taste serves are a great base for any hot sauce or spicy pepper you fancy. The combination of jalapeño, lime, papaya hot sauce, and crushed red pepper in particular pack a piquant punch of sweet and spicy. This is just a suggestion recipe, so feel free to add any of your favorite herbs, spices, and hot sauces.
~*~ DRAGON FRUIT SALSA ~*~
SERVES: about 1 cup ⎪ LEVEL: EASY
Mise en Place
1 jalapeño, minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (if it tastes like soap to you, sub with mint)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon papaya hot sauce, or other fruit hot sauce
1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1/2 tablespoon honey, optional
salt & pepper, to taste
1. THINK AHEAD
Put dragon fruit in the fridge for a few hours and allow it to chill (because salsa is tastier serve cold).
2. PREP THE DRAGON FRUIT
See the “Prepare” section of my Dragon Fruit post. Save the dragon fruit’s vibrant pink skin as a serving bowl. Once the white flesh is removed, finely dice the dragon fruit.
3. MAKE THE SALSA
In a medium bowl, add the dragon fruit, jalapeño, and cilantro. Stir in lime juice, coconut oil, papaya hot sauce, crushed red pepper, and honey, if using. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Transfer the salsa into the reserved dragon fruit skin, if using. Serve with tortilla chips or fish.
How would you use Dragon Fruit? Let me know what you’ve cooked and leave a comment below.