Dragon’s Breath Salsa

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~*~ DRAGON FRUIT SALSA  ~*~   

You might not breathe fire, but you’ll definitely roar after eating this spicy salsa. Dragon fruit’s crisp, cool, and neutral taste becomes a heat-absorbing agent. The combination of jalapeño, lime, papaya hot sauce, and crushed red pepper pack a piquant punch of sweet and spicy.

Ingredients

1 pitaya

1 jalapeño

1/2 cup cilantro (if it tastes like soap to you, sub with mint)

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

1 tablespoon papaya hot sauce (or other preferred fruit hot sauce)

1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper

salt & pepper, to taste

 

Music

Artist: Wu Man

Album: Music for the Motherless Child

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1. THINK AHEAD

Put dragon fruit in the fridge for a few hours and allow it to chill—salsa is tastier served cold.

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2. CHOP THE DRAGON FRUIT

Cut it half lengthwise. Scoop out the white flesh with a spoon, then place it on a cutting board. Cut off any residual pink skin—it’s NOT edible. Finely dice the dragon fruit so that it’s similar to the size of tomato salsa.

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3. PREPARE OTHER INGREDIENTS

Mince the jalapeño. Roughly chop the cilantro.

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4. MAKE THE SALSA

In a medium bowl, add dragon fruit, jalapeño, and cilantro. Stir in lime juice, coconut oil, papaya hot sauce, and crushed red pepper. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

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5. SERVE 

Use the dragon fruit’s vibrant pink skin as a serving bowl. Serve with a side of chips, on top of fish, or in a sandwich.

 

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Recipe adapted from:

Tropical Nutrition

 

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