Cutting a dragon fruit in half is one of the easiest ways for eating the fruit. The skin of most varieties is soft enough to slice through with a knife. You can also cut it in wedges, round slices or square cubes.
Let's have some fun cracking open some dragon fruits!
Way #1. Cutting in Half
Good For Self-Enjoyment or Brix Testing
The fastest way to cut a dragon fruit either for self-enjoyment for to test the BRIX score is cutting it in half.
A cutting board is optional for this style, but it can provide some additional grip. If the fruit is big, you can hold onto one side of it as anchor, then slice through in the middle.
If the fruit is small, you can hold onto the top with the knife underneath your hand. Use your dominant hand to rock the knife back and forth and slide it through all the way down.
And the result is some yummy dragon fruit ready for consuming:
Use a spoon to scoop the flesh out like ice cream. Or peel the skin off and bite into it.
For BRIX sugar testing, smash the flesh slightly with a spoon & scoop the juice out to measure the sweetness.
For testing the sweetness of dragon fruit using Brix, you can check out this post later:
If you're serving guests, you can cut it into smaller wedges:
Way #2. Cutting Into Wedges
Great for Serving Guests
To cut the fruit into smaller wedges, you can start from the two halves we've just cut.
Then, from the top line of the flesh, cut down in half, in thirds or in fourths. It won't smash the flesh. You'll get these nice wedges for sharing with your friends or family.
There is also another way of cutting, which works great for drying the dragon fruit as snack, it is:
Way #3. Cutting Into Slices
If you want to dehydrate the dragon fruit, it's easier to cut them into thin slices. This makes it dry up more quickly. You'll have a wonderful nutritious snack.
For the dragon fruit slices you see here, I sun-dried it for 3-4 days. And here we have some yum-yum healthy snack:
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