Dragon Fruit Salad

The Dragon Fruit’s scales and red “fruit armor” make for a powerful Chinese New Year dish. The fruit itself is also rich in antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamin C, and lycopene.


• 1 pack (about 20) wonton chips

• 1 cup canned lychees, cut in half lengthwise

• 2 cups chopped seedless cucumber

• 2 cups chopped apples

• 1 large ripe but firm dragon fruit, peeled and sliced into bite-sized pieces

• ½ small white pear, diced



• juice from 1 lime or lemon

• 1 tablespoon clear jel or cornstarch

• 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste

• pinch salt  


1. In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients. Set aside for now. 

2. In a large mixing bowl add cucumber and lychees.  

3. Mix apples with a spoon until they are slightly mushy and add to the bowl.  

4. Add dressing and toss gently. Place wonton chips around the inside of a large, wide serving dish and carefully fill with salad mixture so as not to tear up the chips. 

5. Serve immediately or chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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