Dehydrated Dragonfruit – Cooking With Janica


Preserve dragon fruit by slicing and dehydrating with this easy recipe. Use later in cooking recipes, as a cocktail garnish or to infuse water and other beverages.

Close up of dehydrated slices of dragon fruit with pink rinds and white flesh.

Do you have more fresh dragon fruit on hand than you can eat before it spoils? There may have been a sale at the store and you’re wondering how to make the most of it.

Or, you might be wondering how you can save dragon fruit to use later in the year when it’s not in season.

In all of these circumstances, the easiest thing to do is to slice and dehydrate the dragon fruit. Then you can store it for several months, using it as needed without any waste.


A dragon fruit cut in half to show the white flesh inside sits in front of a lemon and an uncut dragon fruit.

  • Dragon fruit – There are several different varieties of dragon fruit that have different colored skin and flesh. Any type will work in this recipe.
  • Lemon juice – Using freshly squeezed lemon juice on fruit slices helps prevent them from browning. It does not affect the flavor.

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How to do

Slice your dragon fruit about 1/8″ apart. I use a mandolin to make sure my slices are all the same thickness.

A pink-skinned dragon fruit sliced ​​on a mandolin.

2. Cover each side of your dragon fruit with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Slices of dragon fruit in a single layer on a white plate.  A hand squeezes fresh lemon juice on top.

3. Arrange the slices on the trays of your dehydrator.

Slices of dragon fruit with pink skin and white flesh arranged on dehydrator trays.

4. Dehydrate at 135F for 12 hours.

Slices of dragon fruit on dehydrator trays after being dehydrated.


  1. The skin is completely edible and I think it looks aesthetically pleasing. You can, however, peel the dragon fruit before dehydrating it if you prefer.
  2. Want some dragon fruit powder? Grind the dehydrated slices with a mortar and pestle or in a food processor until you get a fine powder.

Dozens of dehydrated dragon fruit slices on a white platter.

To print

Dehydrated dragon fruit

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 12 hours
  • Total time: 12 hours 5 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Kitchen: south american

Close up of dehydrated slices of dragon fruit with pink rinds and white flesh.


1 Dragon fruit

1 tbsp Lemon juice


Slice the dragon fruit into slices about 1/8″ thick with a mandolin or a sharp chef’s knife.

Coat each side of the slices with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Lay the slices on the trays of your dehydrator, making sure none of them are touching.

Dehydrate at 135F for 12 hours.

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