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24 Star Fruit Recipes To Enjoy This Unique Tropical Fruit

This collection of star fruit recipes shows the amazing versatility of a unique tropical fruit. Whether you go for sweet or savory combinations, you’ll find the perfect one to enjoy with the light, refreshing tang of the fruit.

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Star fruit is something I think many home cooks might be intimidated by, especially if it’s not native to your area. But it’s actually really easy to prepare.

Not only is it perfectly delicious raw, it can also be cooked in a lot of tasty and unique ways. In our house it’s used in both sweet and savory recipes, and it’s equally great in both. The sweet, slightly sour flavor can enhance a huge range of dishes, like the ones found in the collection below.

With just a quick browse you’ll discover how easy it is to incorporate a healthy tropical fruit into your cooking.

How to Choose & Prepare Star Fruit

If you’d like to learn more about these little fruits, check out my detailed star fruit guide. But I do want to share some quick tips about how to choose and prepare the best ones.

  • Pick the right one – There are two varieties, a small and large one. Smaller means sour, while larger will be much sweeter.
  • Yellow is ripe – The larger variety that most people love will be vibrant yellow, not green when they’re at their sweetest and most delicious.
  • No peeling needed – The skin is edible, so just trim off the ends and ridges before slicing. Remove any large seeds and they’re ready to eat.

Once you taste a ripe, sweet star fruit I have a feeling it’ll be as regular in your household as it is in ours. I hope you will enjoy browsing through this selection of the best star fruit recipes I could find!

1. Star Fruit Salad with Arugula, Avocado, and Feta

Star Fruit Salad with Arugula, Avocado, and Feta

This healthy star fruit salad is the perfect combination of greens, light tangy dressing, and sweet fruit. It’s a quick and easy dish you can enjoy as a light lunch or dinner side.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Star Fruit and Passion Fruit Juice

Star Fruit and Passion Fruit Juice

Enjoy the refreshing sweetness of star fruit juice with this easy blender recipe. Five minutes is all you’ll need to whip up a vibrant, tropical beverage you’ll love to sip.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

3. Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

This Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing is sure to wow friends and family! Featuring a variety of tropical fruit tossed with a honey lime dressing, there’s a bright burst of flavor in every bite! This easy salad recipe is bound to become a family favorite!

Recipe by: Mom On Timeout

4. Low-Carb Grilled Salmon with Starfruit Salsa

Low-Carb Grilled Salmon with Starfruit Salsa

Kick off grilling season with this recipe for Grilled Salmon with Starfruit Salsa. This recipe can be part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, or Banting diet.

Recipe by: Simply So Healthy

5. Starfruit Pickle

Starfruit Pickle

Starfruit Pickle is a different and unique Indian pickle recipe that you need to try this summer! It is just like your green mango pickle, but with the goodness of starfruit.

Recipe by: WhiskAffair

6. Spinach Mango Smoothie with Acerola & Starfruit

Spinach Mango Smoothie with Acerola & Starfruit

This delicious green Spinach mango smoothie tastes super creamy. It?s great for breakfast or as post workout smoothie. With Acerola & Mango.

Recipe by: Klaraslife

7. Cinnamon Starfruit Tart

Cinnamon Starfruit Tart

An easy, elegant tart studded with beautiful star fruit slices and sparkly cinnamon sugar.

Recipe by: Suwannee Rose

8. Starfruit Popsicle Recipe

Starfruit Popsicle Recipe

This simple starfruit popsicle recipe is the perfect antidote to a scorching summer day. Just two ingredients plus water, and packed with vitamin C. The perfect frozen snack for summer!

Recipe by: Pura Vida Moms

9. Star Fruit Chutney

Star Fruit Chutney

Star Fruit Chutney is sweet, tangy, and spicy. It’s a perfect condiment for topping fish, chicken, or rice—or even just dipping into with crackers or bread.

Recipe by: Inspired Fresh Life

10. Orzo Salad with Starfruit Salsa

Orzo Salad with Starfruit Salsa

Orzo Salad with Starfruit Salsa can be made with black beans for a vegan meal or with shrimp for a main course.

Recipe by: Vintage Kitty

11. Carambola and Strawberry Jam

Carambola and Strawberry Jam

Tropical Carambola fruit is widely known as starfruit and makes a great Carambola and Strawberry Jam. If you live in the south or have a carambola tree dropping fruit all over the place make jam with the ripened carambolas.

Recipe by: Flour On my Face

12. Kiwi Starfruit Refresher (Starbucks Copycat)

Kiwi Starfruit Refresher (Starbucks Copycat)

This copycat Kiwi Starfruit Refresher uses just a few simple ingredients to make a summery cooler that’s even better than the original!

Recipe by: Moody Mixologist

13. Pineapple Starfruit Tequila Tonic

Pineapple Starfruit Tequila Tonic

Pineapple & starfruit juice mixed with tequila and topped with tonic water.

Recipe by: North Coast Eats

14. Star Fruit, Fennel, and Mint Infused Water

Star Fruit, Fennel, and Mint Infused Water

Combine fresh star fruit (carambola), fresh fennel, and fresh mint for a refreshing infused water with a fruity and herbal flavor.

Recipe by: Recipe for Perfection

15. Strawberry Star Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Star Fruit Smoothie Bowl

This Strawberry Star Fruit Smoothie Bowl is wholesome and delicious. Combining low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit, it’s a healthy way to start your morning. Perfect for picky eaters!

Recipe by: The PennyWiseMama

16. Star Fruit, Ginger and Lemon Tea

Star Fruit, Ginger and Lemon Tea

Starfruit makes an elegant tea when steeped with fresh ginger, orange, lemon and honey.

Recipe by: My Delicious Blog

17. Star Fruit Muffins

Star Fruit Muffins

Star fruits make decorative muffin toppings in this low carb star fruit recipe. These light and warm spiced muffins are baked with coconut flour making them gluten free too.

Recipe by: Keto Vegetarian Recipes

18. Blueberry Starfruit Cheesecake

Blueberry Starfruit Cheesecake

A delicious and playful raw cheesecake made with blueberries, starfruit, and a hint of spirulina. This recipe is vegan, gluten and grain-free, and refined sugar-free.

Recipe by: Unconventional Baker

19. Star Fruit Crumble

Star Fruit Crumble

A star fruit dessert recipe in a low carb crumble with blueberries. A buttery coconut flour crumble topping sits on top of sweet star fruit and blueberries.

Recipe by: Keto Vegetarian Recipes

20. Carambola Iced Tea Cooler

Carambola Iced Tea Cooler

Carambola Iced Tea Cooler is a refreshing tropical iced tea recipe made with fresh carambola juice. This tropical flavored iced tea recipe is a great way to use fresh star fruit.

Recipe by: Flour On my Face

21. Starfruit Curd with Tropical Fruit

Starfruit Curd with Tropical Fruit

An interesting and innovative way to use star fruits for the curd.

Recipe by: Global Table Adventure

22. Star Fruit Carambola Jam with Kiwi

Star Fruit Carambola Jam with Kiwi

Star Fruit Carambola is the perfect ingredient in a homemade jam because its soft and can be easily mushed after simmering it. Its light taste mixes well with Kiwi and ginger in this jam. Serve it on toast or on scones.

Recipe by: Healing Tomato

23. Keto Star Fruit Chips

Keto Star Fruit Chips

These star fruit chips are a tasty low carb snack or edible decoration. Dusted in pumpkin spice they are baked until dry and crispy for a tasty keto and gluten free treat.

Recipe by: Keto Vegetarian Recipes

24. Starfruit Upside-Down Cake

Starfruit Upside-Down Cake

So, what better way to showcase the wonderful star fruit than in an upside down cake? After cooking it in caramel and after a thorough bake, the slices of star fruit still maintain their shape on top of the cake!

Recipe by: Jun & Tonic

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