Robert Is Here is known for its wide variety of rare and exotic fruit options. Don’t let the unknown name or scary exterior fool you. Learn what some of the best fruits around taste like and how to prepare them.
BTW, the popular fruit stand is just a 10-minute walk from W. Palm Dr. & SW 187 Ave. on bus routes 35 or 344.
Tastes like: An apple and an orange had a baby
How to eat it: Cut it into slices, pick out the seeds and stems, enjoy
Recipe to try: This could make an epic addition to your fruit salad (finally ditch honeydew for good!). You could also use it as a pineapple substitute for a visually appealing starfruit upside-down cake.
2. Mamey Sapote
Tastes like: Strawberry-pumpkin cheesecake
How to eat it: Wait until it’s ripe — the skin will wrinkle when it’s ready — then cut and enjoy the fruit inside
Recipe to try: It’s available all summer long, which means mamey ice cream needs to be on your to-do list. Otherwise, you’ll want to try every smoothie recipe you can find. Since it has a cheesecake-like consistency, the creaminess will only enhance the taste.
Tastes like: Pineapple cotton candy
How to eat it: Once soft, cut in half and eat the fruit around the seeds inside
Recipe to try: Combined with cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and condensed coconut milk, this soursop punch should be at the top of your must-try list. Also, try this refreshing soursop ice cream.
4. Dragon fruit
Tastes like: Raspberry, strawberry, and kiwi combined
How to eat it: Cut into slices, or cut in half and scoop it out – eat everything but the skin
Recipe to try: Time to make dragon fruit salsa: just add some cilantro, lime, and onions. The bright purple color of dragon fruit also makes these cheesecake bars look epic. (Bonus: The fruit makes them taste epic, too.)
Tastes like: Pineapple vanilla
How to eat it: Raw or cooked; slice and remove the yellow fruit pods surrounding the seeds
Recipe to try: Jackfruit is one of the most versatile fruits. Vegans can use it as a meat substitute in a pulled pork-style BBQ sandwich or in carnitas-style tacos. Add them into curries, soups, yogurt and oatmeal.