Dragon Fruit and Watermelon Salad

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Dragon Fruit and Watermelon Salad

Wondering what to do with dragon fruit once you’ve gotten your hands on some? You’ll love the simple beauty and freshness of this summer salad featuring fresh chunks of dragon fruit.


  • Serves 4-6
  • Preparation time, 15 minutes
  • Vegan, gluten-free, kid friendly

At FruitStand, we’re inspired by, well, fruit stands! All over Mexico (where dragon fruit grows natively) and US cities like San Francisco you can see people selling sliced fresh fruits adorned with a zesty chile spice, lime and a pinch of salt for a refreshing treat on-the-go. This dragon fruit and watermelon salad is inspired by the offerings of these corner fruit stands.

Here, chunks of black-speckled, white fleshed dragon fruit are paired with juicy bites of bright red watermelon. A squeeze of lime and sprinkle of citrusy spice add a balanced kick that will keep you going back for another scoop. It’s guaranteed to be your new signature dish at all the summer barbeques.

If you’re looking for a more theatrical presentation, save the striking magenta peels of the dragon fruit and use them as compostable serving bowls. Your guests will delight in the quirky peel design of this rare tropical fruit!


  • 3 dragon fruits
  • 1 small watermelon
  • ½ lime
  • Tajin Spice to taste
  • Pinch of salt, to taste


  • 1 large serving bowl
  • Sharp chef’s knife
  • Cutting board


  • Dice the watermelon and dragon fruit into half-inch cubes and place them into a serving bowl.
  • Squeeze the lime over the fruit
  • Sprinkle Tajin over the fruit, to taste
  • Toss and serve 

We suggest making this fruit salad as close to when you want to serve as possible. However, you can make it the night before and refrigerate overnight in a sealed container. Leftover dragon fruit and watermelon salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

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