Monday, August 30, 2010

As promised…

I had said that I would write again about my next pitahaya experiment, and I’m pleased to announce that it was a success (relatively speaking)!  The difference was in using limes (and not green lemons that I picked from a tree or oranges as a substitute) and lots of sugar.  I didn’t blend it long enough in the Vita-Mix to pulverize all the seeds, so it had a bit of an odd, lumpy texture to it.  I kinda liked that part of it—it was a little like one of those crazy Asian drinks.  Julie was less than impressed, and I think she has decided to write off pitahaya altogether.

Below are some pictures for your viewing inside

a gory mess inside of peel

Also, if by chance you find pitahaya and want to try to make an interesting beverage, here’s more or less the recipe I made:

1 pitahaya, peeled

8 oz. water

juice from 3 medium limes

1/4 c. sugar

Directions: Blend! If you don’t have a Vita-Mix, you may want to strain out the seeds after blending. Refrigerate until cold and then push on some unsuspecting soul after you’ve had your fill.


  1. Except for the color, it looks a lot like a "cactus pear" you would find here in the States. I grew up eating them and actually bought and ate one last week. They are green on the outside and VERY light pink to beige on the inside. YUM!

  2. Do you have nopal cacti there? I think that's how you spell it, anyway...

  3. I've never noticed them inside the city or on the side of the road outside the city, but Wikipedia says we should have them.

  4. Glad to know that it was a success.


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