Recipe by 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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chayote squash, cut into 1/2-inch strips
ground black pepper to taste
red pepper flakes
red wine vinegar
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 used 1/2 teas. of red pepper flakes and added 1/4 of a chopped onion. It had just enough bite to be great and the lime juice worked very well. It was a hit, will make it again. It makes a different vegetab;e side dish.
The flavor was too overpowering for the squash. Tasted like pickled squash or something. This didn't do it for me.
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!
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.
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't disappointed. After reading reviews, the only thing I did differently was to use lime juice instead of the vinegar, though I think I'll try it with the vinegar next time just to see. Anyway, I think these need to be cooked slightly longer than the 6 minutes as directed, even if you like them a bit crunchy. As for the taste of the squash, it's kind of like a cross between a potato, squash, and eggplant if you can imagine that. A very light, crisp flavor. The seasoning was just the right mix of heat and sweet - though next time I may kick both up a bit. Overall, I'm happy to have found a new side dish and will be trying this again.
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 it! it was a bit spicy with a 1/4 teaspoon, but again, Very Tasty!!! thanks!!! Chayote is soo low calories too that i didn't feel bad with the oil. ;) yum
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 some limes to swap out for the vinegar. SO easy, and SO good. Even my little ones tried/ate a few bites (the red pepper flakes were quite spicy, though - might want to leave them out if you're trying to broad your children's vegetable horizon)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chayote Squash Side Dish
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 63
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