Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dragon Fruit Salad for the Cucumber Season

A summer vacation in Poland is called the cucumber season, meaning that it is time to relax in a silly sort of way as press news are not worth reading (being mainly about cucumbers growing strong and other gardening events like that) and most big city cultural establishments are closed. And that is the reason for this post.

I have never dreamed to be a fruit salad queen, but it's a perfect seasonal topic given the heat we experience and the somewhat lazy August atmosphere.

I went to the Asian market last week and I could not resist buying these picturesque dragon fruits. I do not remember eating them ever before, so I thought it would be a good excuse to try them and share my impressions on the blog.

A dragon fruit is unbelievably pink on the outside and very interesting in shape, but its inside is even more surprising. It is white but looks a little bit like a kiwi fruit, or one Polish cake with poppy seeds, and it is very subtle in taste.

To be honest with you, I had bought it mainly to make a picture of it. But when I tried it, I immediately thought to combine it into a fruit salad with a pineapple that has already been sitting in a fruit bowl on my kitchen counter. Just another exotic combination: a dragon fruit and a pineapple, that's all it is. If you are disappointed, I hope that you will at least enjoy these pictures.


Tomcio said...

Dla mnie bomba !

Anonymous said...

Very interesting...it seems to me like I don't have a choice now and have to head to the Asian market after work:)