Chayote Soup

Chayote Soup

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"This recipe will fool you into thinking you're eating a cream-based soup. It's spicy, different, and really pretty. It's extremely versatile. Tastes best when it's made at least a day in advance."
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1 h servings 61 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 61 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 604 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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. Dissolve the bouillon in the hot water.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion, garlic, and red pepper in the butter until the onion is soft. Add the squash, 2 tablespoons cilantro, salt, and pepper and stir continually for 5 minutes. Stir in the bouillon mixture and 1 tablespoon cilantro; cover. Simmer about 20 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into bowls and garnish with a sprig of cilantro to serve.


  1. 57 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Please Read! I have no food allergies, that I know of, but my hand took about 3 hours to heal after peeling these! "The flesh of chayote will remain firm if the skin is left on during cooking. ...

Most helpful critical review

Searching for recipes now is horrible; as someone who has been on your site for years, I do not want to see the first 50 recipes when searching as I most likely have already tried it or passed o...

Please Read! I have no food allergies, that I know of, but my hand took about 3 hours to heal after peeling these! "The flesh of chayote will remain firm if the skin is left on during cooking. ...

We really liked this soup. I had 2 chayotes and had no idea how to fix them when I found this recipe. The soup was creamy and delicious. I served it 2 days after I made it. The only change I...

This soup was good as is, but after making and tasting it I decided to enhance it to use it as a main dish. I added 1 cup cubed leftover roast beef, 1/2 cup chopped green peppers, 1/2 cup sliced...

This was great! I did add 1 tspn cumin and also 1 serrano pepper. I topped it with cojita cheese. Thanks I will be making this again.

This was so delicious that I could not believe it was healthy for me. It was creamy and the cilantro makes it taste fresh. My roommate loved it as well! I took other reviewers' tips into consi...

Cheap, easy, healthy... And I wanted to try it? Why? I bought some chayote because I'd never seen it before. Didn't have a clue what on earth to do with them. So I did what I do, and checked...

We don't use bouillon cubes, so I followed the recipe using chicken stock in place of the bouillon and water--this soup was delicious! I garnished with some diced avocados, and they added a nice...

Delicioso!!! I made this soup for the 1st time and was a hit!! I'm not a chayote fan but mom gave me homegrown chayotes from her garden. I didn't know what to do with them until I came across t...

Red pepper flakes are really spicy. I like a lot of heat, but this is a bit much for such a mild squash like chayote. I'm letting mine sit for a day and will add a dollop of sour cream and som...