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Video:How to Cut Dragon Fruit

with Scott Franchell

Learn how to cut dragon fruit so that you can enjoy this unique fruit properly. Follow this step-by-step guide to cut dragon fruit.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Cut Dragon Fruit

Hi, I'm Scott for About.com. Today, I'm going to show you a few different techniques to cut dragon fruit.

Ingredients and Supplies Needed to Cut Dragon Fruit

To get started you'll need:

  • dragon fruit (washed)
  • a sharp knife
  • a large spoon
  • a melon baller

Cut Dragon Fruit Into Cubes

Always check your fruit for freshness. Inspect the outer skin and make sure there aren’t any dark areas or soft spots. You want to feel that the fruit is soft like a ripe avocado.

First, I'll show you how to cut the dragon fruit into small cubes. This technique is perfect for fruit salad. The cubes also make a great topping or garnish for desserts. Cut the dragon fruit in half with a large, sharp knife. Use a spoon to gently loosen the flesh from the skin. Lift the fruit out of the skin and place on a cutting board. Cut off any pink skin that is still attached to the fruit. Slice the flesh into thin strip. If it sticks to your knife, just slide it back into place with your fingers. Now turn the cutting board and cut the fruit the other direction and you have cubed dragon fruit.

Cut Dragon Fruit Balls

Next, I'll show you how to make dragon fruit balls. Start by cutting the dragon fruit in half the long way. Use the melon baller to scoop small circles out of the fruit. Make sure you turn the mellon baller completely around the fruit you are scooping to make a perfect ball shape.

Cut Dragon Fruit Slices

Finally, I'm going to show you how to make dragon fruit slices. Slices are perfect for a drink garnish. I'm going to leave the skin on for that extra pop of color. Start by cutting of the ends of the fruit. Now trim off the leaves so it is easier to cut. Slice the fruit as thinly as you like. Cut a small slit in the slice to garnish the side of a glass. This is a great option for dragon fruit lemonade or any citrus beverage.

Thank you for watching. For more recipes, tips, and information on dragon fruit, visit ThaiFood.About.com.

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