Farmer’s market boxes are the greatest. Period.
I’m in love with them and it’s always an adventuring working with new ingredients you’ve never had before. Eating seasonal also helps you appreciate fruit for when they are in season (and when they are their absolute most tastiest).
I started purchasing farmer’s market boxes from Specialty Produce in San Diego about mid-year. They have a good assortment of produce from about 13+ local farmers, as well as add ons (such as chocolates, sausages, breads, honey, etc) from local companies. I became addicted.
I wasn’t able to get the boxes while we were selling our house, or when we were living with friends, but we started up again just last week. It’s so nice to have fresh, organic produce again.
Last week, I received a dragon fruit in the box. I’ve never had one before, so I was pretty clueless on what I should do with it.
The flesh reminded me of a kiwi, and is nice and tangy as well. Really easy to cut up, beautiful looking fruit, and I just used what I had in my fridge to make a salsa/salad dish.
So easy, so good. If I had a Serrano chili I would have added it for some spice.
Chris ate it up faster than I could clean up and sit down at the table. I’ll definitely be getting a dragon fruit again, and I think it would be a unique addition to serve while having guests over.
Have you had a dragon fruit before? How did you prepare it?
A sweet and tangy salad made of exotic dragon fruits, lime juice, and cilantro.
- 1 Large dragon fruit, diced
- 1 TBSP chopped cilantro
- Zest and juice of one lime
- 1 tsp diced serrano chili (optional if you want spice)
- Prep all your ingredients and add to bowl
- Mix well, and chill or serve immediately
- Serving Size: 2