October 4, 2019

Thai red curry dragon fruit chicken salad

This post is sponsored by #FreakyFruitsFriday. I received fruit from our generous sponsor, Melissa's Produce, to assist in recipe creation. As always, all opinions are my own.


A twist on chicken salad using Thai red curry paste, coconut cream, fresh dragon fruit, and Thai basil for a delicious and fun light dinner or lunch.

This month I'm participating in #FreakyFruitsFriday with some of my blogger friends. Melissa's Produce sent us some unique and exciting "freaky fruits" to try and to use in recipes this month. One of those fruits were white dragon fruit. Years ago when I was in Thailand during college, I would sometimes find fresh dragon fruit for sale along the streets and would buy a couple. They are sweet and refreshing and they always remind me of my time there. So, I knew I wanted to make something Thai-inspired using the dragon fruit. And, I knew I wanted to make something savory because I enjoy incorporating fruit into meals.

Chicken salad has always been a favorite of mine (the kind with mayo, grapes, and parsley). I swapped coconut cream for the mayo and spiced it up with curry paste. The dragon fruit provided the sweetness and I had Thai basil in my garden for the herb. It came out perfectly! We served this both in the dragon fruit peel (to be eaten with a fork) and lettuce leaves for a wrap. The color and presentation were beautiful! Have you ever tried dragon fruit??


Yield: 4-6

Thai Red Curry Dragon Fruit Chicken Salad

A twist on chicken salad using Thai red curry paste, coconut cream, fresh dragon fruit, and Thai basil for a delicious and fun light dinner or lunch.

ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • 1-1/2 lbs. cooked and diced chicken breast
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (green and white portions)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped white dragon fruit
  • 1/4 chopped sliced Thai basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • lettuce leaves for serving, optional

instructions:

How to cook Thai Red Curry Dragon Fruit Chicken Salad

  1. In a large bowl stir, whisk together the curry paste, lime juice, and coconut cream until smooth. Stir in the chicken, green onions, and cucumber. Fold in the dragon fruit and Thai basil.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Eat immediately or chill until serving. Serve in lettuce leaves, if desired.
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I hope you give this recipe a try!


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8 comments:

  1. I have been looking forward to this recipe since you posted process photos. It looks amazing! Thanks for joining me.

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  2. I love everything about this! From the flavors to the way you served it.

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  3. I'm with Camilla! I've been waiting for the recipe, too. YUM!

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  4. What a gorgeous salad! I love that you added red curry. It sounds amazing.

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  5. That looks so flavorful! I am going to have to get more dragon fruit.

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  6. Love the Thai flavors in this salad and the presentation in the dragon fruit cup is wonderful.

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  7. Such a beautiful salad! I love the idea of using dragon fruit to present the salad. Awesome!

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  8. What a clever idea, using the dragon fruit as an ingredient and as the shell!

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