Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for Cactus Pear Fruit

Cactus Pear Fruit.  
Have you ever seen one of these?  I never had until I was at Kroger one day.  I grabbed it, not knowing what the heck even to do with it.  You can eat the sweetish/sourish meat raw, but there are a lot of hard seeds.  I saw a lot of articles where the juice is mixed with lemonade or other beverages.  I was a rebel and mixed mine with yogurt. 

 I was lucky - mine came de-thorned. 
 But there are still really fine spines that get into your skin and itch like crazy.   

Oh yeah - it stains, too. 

 I cut it into chunks & tossed it in the blender. 

 Then I strained the pulp thru several coffee filters. 

 Good ol' plain Greek yogurt and I put some Splenda in, too. 

It's a very vibrant shade of pink, and the flavor reminds me of possibly unripe watermelon with a bit of a bite to it.  It was a lot of work to get the little bit of liquid that I got, but it was pretty tasty. 

Random weird food that fits with the letter of the day....

Chayote Squash
The sign at the store said has a sweet, mild, smooth skin and is a good source of fiber.
Add to soups or stir-fry.

1 comment:

  1. I have never seen this but I did like the color of it but not sure if I did see it if I would even try it.


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