Winter Fruit Plate

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On my latest trip to a Vietnamese market, I picked up a dragon fruit. What a neat food! The color is bright fuchsia on the outside with white, kiwi-like seeds on the inside. It's a little sour, so it's better to mix dragonfruit with sweeter fruit in a salad as a fun complement. Here's one great way to use this versatile fruit!

Dragon FruitWinter Fruit Salad Recipe:


  • 2 honey tangerines
  • 1 dragon fruit
  • 1 mango
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 papaya
  • 1 orange
  • 1 dried banana sheet
  • Vanilla sugar or powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Peel and section the tangerines.
  2. Cut the dragon fruit in half and remove the pulp from the outer skin with a spoon. Dice it up.
  3. Peel and slice the mango into small match-stick shapes (a julienne).
  4. Peel, core, and dice the rest of the fruit (except the orange).
  5. Arrange the fruit in an attractive manner in a big bowl or footed glass. Squeeze  the orange juice over the top.
  6. Garnish with the banana sheet and a sprinkle of vanilla sugar or powdered sugar.


Color is always the best approach for healthy eating. And speaking of color, check out our new adult coloring book and many more nutrition education materials with a color theme:

Stack of 10 Coloring Books grande Winter Fruit Plate

And speaking of nutrition education materials, don't miss this printable handout with the recipe for my new favorite winter fruit salad...

Winter Fruit Salad


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