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Thai Dragon Fruit Salad

Thai Dragon Fruit Salad
Dragon fruit looks beautiful, but is surprisingly bland. This salad livens it up with ginger root, lychee fruit, and honeydew melon. Try a pinch of cayenne pepper or red Thai curry powder for emboldened heat.

Yield: 2 servings


Featured in this Recipe

Ginger, Ground

Ground Ginger


Jar, 1/2 Cup, 2 oz.


  • 1/2 cup lychee fruit; skinned, pitted, and sliced into smaller pieces.
  • 1 cup honeydew melon, diced
  • 1 cup dragon fruit, diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey or palm sugar
  • to taste Thai basil leaves
  • 1/8 cup dry roasted peanuts, crushed

Preparation Instructions:

Whisk together ginger root, lime juice, and honey. (Or palm sugar if available.)

Toss diced fruit together with Thai basil leaves and dressing.

Serve in hollowed out dragonfruit or a shallow dish.

Garnish with crushed peanuts and serve immediately.

More About This Recipe

Although dragon fruit is surprisingly bland, when mixed with honeydew melon, lime juice, ginger, basil, and a touch of sugar, you're left with a delicious salad, made even better when topped with crushed peanuts. This salad is the perfect side dish to almost any Thai recipe, especially this vegan Thai red curry or this classic Phad Thai recipe.



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