Hunting for dragons…fruit, that is.

Yesterday we headed out for a walk and along the way we saw these crazy cactus like plants. They were reaching out with these stringy flowers coming from the ends of their arms. My husband went to go check it out and came back with gold. Gorgeously colorful and delicious, dragon fruit.

I had experienced dragon fruit before at Pacific-O restaurant for dessert. I fell in love with it on that night. It was similar to one of my favorite fruits, kiwi. With tiny seeds that add just a bit of a crunch or pop too tingle the taste buds. But dragon fruit was more mellow and not as tart.

My husband pulled back the skin and took a bite. His smile was enough for me to dive in. And it didn’t disappoint. It was the perfect refreshment for our little hike. Dripping with juice, fresh and not too perfumey. It was perfect.

Once we discovered that these dragons were sprawled all over the area where we were, my husband went dragon fruit hunting. We left with quite the loot, which we gave as presents to our neighbors.

Have you ever tried dragon fruit?

Comments

  1. I’ve only ever had dragonfruit as in ingredient in juices or drinks. I bet it tastes fabulous as a whole fruit!
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  2. Ooh, what a feast for the eyes! I’ve been to Hawaii 5 times and I’ve never heard of it. If it’s not as tart as a kiwi, I think it’ll be perfect for my kids! I’m making a note to try it next time. Thanks Sarah!

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