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Chayote Squash Side Dish

Chayote Squash Side Dish

Navy S.

"A simple and elegant, EASY side dish made from an exotic, but inexpensive squash. Paired with chicken or fish, it rounds out a weeknight supper."
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25 m servings 90 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 90 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 584 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add garlic, squash, salt, pepper, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Stir together and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add vinegar to the squash mixture and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the squash is slightly wilted, but still firm and crunchy. Taste, and add more salt or sugar if needed.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 83 Ratings

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This was very good but I did change the recipe a bit. I had just returned from Guatemala and knew they never used vinegar but mostly lime juice. I replace the vinegar with lime juice. I also use...

Most helpful critical review

The flavor was too overpowering for the squash. Tasted like pickled squash or something. This didn't do it for me.

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This was very good but I did change the recipe a bit. I had just returned from Guatemala and knew they never used vinegar but mostly lime juice. I replace the vinegar with lime juice. I also use...

Add 1/2 thin sliced onion and sautee until fragrant and brown with the gralic before adding the chokos. Substitute lime juice for the vinegar and you are set!

This is good. I love chayote, but this was my first time cooking it. I ended up needing some more cooking time - probably about 15 inutes total. Thanks for the recipe!

I found this squash in the store when looking for something different for dinner. I have never had it before - it certainly looks strange. I settled on this recipe based on ratings, and I wasn...

Great simple recipe. I added thin sliced onion like another reviewer suggested, and it was great. I used a mirin/rice wine vinegar combo for a little asian twist.

This is soooo good!!! Made as recipe is, except, per other reviewer, traded vinegar for lime juice- oooh soo tasty! this tastes like a gourmet side dish you'd get at a nice restaurant. I loved i...

YUM! I received some chayote squash in our church's Angel Food Menu Latin Veggie box, and didn't have the first clue what to do with them - this recipe was perfect! Had everything on hand, even...

First time I've ever had this squash. I loved the recipe as it was q simple way to try it the first time. It was very good. I didn't have a lime so I did use the wine vineger, splenda (diabet...

Loved it! Subsituted lime juice for the red wine vinegar. I used ground red pepper to give it some bite. This will become a regular side at our place.

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