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Dragon Fruit Salsa

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Dragon fruit salsa

Dragon fruit salsa

A Filipino Twist on Mexican Salsa

Traditional Mexican salsa is tomato-based, but this sweet and spicy Filipino variation uses dragon fruit instead. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

2 servings


  • 5 tablespoons chopped dragon fruit
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Hot sauce, to taste


  • 1 large plate
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • spoon


  1. In a bowl, combine the dragon fruit, onion, and tomato. Mix well.
  2. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix again.
  3. Serve with any fried or grilled foods.
Dragon fruit salsa, ready to serve

Dragon fruit salsa, ready to serve

Tips and Techniques

  • For a tangy flavor, add lemon juice or any similar citrus juice.
  • Experiment with additional seasonings.
  • Adjust the amount of hot sauce based on your preference.
  • Spice it up even more with freshly chopped jalapeños or chilies.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on October 23, 2020:


Yes, not the traditional salsa recipe we usually eat. This recipe is really good especially if matched perfectly with other dishes. I hope you try it.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on October 23, 2020:

Hello Mary,

I love dragon fruit too! You may also want to try other dragon fruit recipes we have here. Thank you for dropping by.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on October 23, 2020:

Hi Pamela,

It tastes good especially if paired with fried or grilled food. I wonder if dragon fruit is always available in Florida so you can try this too.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 23, 2020:

This looks delicious. It is so colorful too. Thanks for the recipe.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 23, 2020:

I like dragon fruit, so this would be a good recipe to try.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 22, 2020:

I like the idea of including dragon fruit in a salsa recipe very much. The result sounds and looks lovely.

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