Chayote Squash Side Dish

Chayote Squash Side Dish

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"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."


25 m servings 90 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • 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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  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. 74 Ratings


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.