The Fruit Awakens: 4 Out-of-This-World Foods for Your Star Wars Party Platter

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Frieda's Specialty Produce recommends easy snack ideas fresh from your produce department

Intergalactic cousins: Kiwano Horned Melon and Darth Maul

Intergalactic cousins: Kiwano Horned Melon and Darth Maul

You don’t have to be the best cook in the universe to serve up intergalactic snacks. Just look in your produce aisle!

Tickets are bought. Plans are made. But are there any perfectly themed snacks to celebrate Star Wars: The Force Awakens with? There is no need to find the best cook in the universe to serve up intergalactic snacks. Just look in the supermarket produce aisle.

1. Starfruit

Obvious choice, isn’t it? Slice Starfruit crosswise and serve fresh, make starfruit upside down cake, or play up the Dark Side and the Light by dipping the slices in dark and white chocolate.

2. Kiwano®

This horned melon is the golden cousin of Darth Maul. Relations or not, the Kiwano is alien-looking enough to serve up at a space party. Fact: the Kiwano can be eaten whole–skin and all. Use a vegetable peeler to trim off the spikes, slice into rounds (or cut down the middle like Darth Maul.) and serve with a sprinkle of sea salt. A squeeze of Meyer Lemon also brings out a completely different flavor profile for this odd fruit. And of course, the Kiwano’s electric green pulp also makes great Mos Eisley-esque cocktails.

3. Icicle Radish

Recreate the Wampa cave scene with these spicy, pure white radishes. Nestle your Hoth Luke action figure or a mini Lightsaber on the platter, and serve with a snowy white dip or whipped butter.

4. Black Garlic and Elephant Garlic

Which side will you choose: the Dark with umami-tastic Black Garlic Spread or the Light with sweet Roasted Elephant Garlic? Split the platter down the middle with crostini or crackers and let the guests choose their own tasty side of the Force.

Enjoy your snacks and see everyone at the movies.

About Frieda’s Inc.

Frieda’s Specialty Produce celebrates a 53-year legacy of inspiring new food experiences for friends, family, and food lovers everywhere. Credited with introducing more than 200 specialty fruits and vegetables to U.S. supermarkets, Frieda’s has helped launch unique items like Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, Sangria Artichokes, Habanero Peppers, Sunchokes®, and Organic Finger Limes. Founded in 1962 by produce industry icon Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is now owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins in Orange County, California. Inspire. Taste. Love.


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