This Game of Thrones recipe is in honor of a favorite character, the Mother of Dragons, with an exotic Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad … and a bonus Mojito cocktail recipe.
Dragon fruits can have red or white flesh, and they are just brimming with nutrients. Each fruit is packed with natural fiber, protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and Omega-3s. It has also been known to lower and stabilize blood glucose levels for people who suffer from Type-2 diabetes, while also decreasing levels of bad cholesterol. All good things to keep Daenerys Targaryen healthy and be a good Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad!
Welcome to Day 5 of the Epic Game of Thrones Food Battle between myself at CulturEatz and Heather at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen! We are having a week-long recipe battle in honor of the long-awaited return of the show which premieres this Sunday.
Heather and I are both big fans and after a few email exchanges we settled on this plan: we will each take turns every other day posting 3 unique recipes each. And on Sunday July 16th we chose a specific theme we must both follow – but our recipes will remain a secret till our posts go live!
Make sure to visit our sites each day this week to see all our Game of Thrones inspired recipes!
How many of you have tried a dragon fruit before? Lift up your hands! Hmm, not as many as I would like. As exotic as the dragon fruit looks, the taste is relatively mild so you will not get a scary surprise. The fruit’s real name is Pitaya.
Although it is commonly grown now in Asia for the world market, it is not an Asian fruit at all. Turns out the cactus fruit Pitaya is actually native to Mexico and the South and Central Americas.
Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad
Now even if you are not a fan of the show, you probably know that there are dragons in Game of Thrones. They belong to Daenerys Targaryen who is aptly named the Mother of Dragons. Daenerys is one of the last confirmed members of her house. She is very clever and will play the weakling until it is time for her to show just how powerful she can be.
When she is married she is offered three petrified dragon eggs. The eggs all hatch, the first in a long time, and she raises them. Her story is long but she basically conquers every place she goes…and her final desired prize is all of Westeros.
When I saw a bunch of dragon fruits at the market I instantly knew what my main inspiration would be for the Mother of Dragons. I found this idea of presentation over here, like Daenerys , a pretty and exotic salad with a touch of danger emanating from it.
How cool is it to use the shell as an actual bowl for the salad. And I really like how the scooped flesh resembles perhaps some dragon eggs 😉