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Dragon Fruit Habanero Glaze Recipe

Dragonfruit is a delicious, summertime treat when in season. Dragon fruit (also known as pitahaya or strawberry pear), is a tropical fruit believed native to Central America with a sweet, seed-speckled pulp. Dragonfruit also contains betalains,very potent anti-oxidants that can combat oxidative stress.

This is a tremendously versatile glaze to use on fish (or other proteins). Here, a fresh tuna steak was grilled to perfection and topped with the glaze. This addition brings a sweet heat that screams tropical summer fun.  Simple, easy, and delectable!


tuna steak with dragonfruit habanero glaze

Tuna steak with dragonfruit habanero glaze








  • ½ habanero, minced (more if additional heat is desired)
  • 1 dragon fruit; chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemongrass, minced
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar


Combine all the ingredients and puree. Reduce over medium heat in a small saucepan until thickened; about 15 minutes.

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