Category: Chayote

The chayote (cha-YOH-the) is a native Mexican plant and a member of the squash family. It has the appearance of a gnarled pear with deeply ridged smooth skin that ranges from light to dark green. This starchy squash was a staple of the Aztecs and remains a very important ingredient in the Central American diet.

The fruit does not need to be peeled and can be eaten raw in salads. It can also be boiled, stuffed, mashed, baked, fried, or pickled.

Chayote melon chill

Chayote is refreshing. There's no need to add ice to this smoothie to get the same effect. You can add almost any fruit from the...

Nepali Ishkus Curry (chayote curry)

Chayote is enjoyed around the world. Here's a very distinctive curry from Nepal. Lots of herbs and spices, which the chayote absorbs for this dish's...

Brazilian Torta de Chuchu (Chayote Frittata)

Torta means pie, but there's no piecrust in this lunch and light supper favorite highlighting chayote a nutritionious tropical veggie. ...

Chayote-potato scramble topped with papaya salsa

Breakfast, brunch or dinner, this scrambled dish will be a favorite. If you have any leftovers, the salsa and the scramble make a great sandwich....

Chayote berry chill

Chayote is refreshing. There's no need to add ice to a summer's smoothie to get the same effect. You can add almost any fruit from...