“If you've never tasted Chayote, you're missing out! They are so good! Lots of people don't know what a chayote looks like; or they see them and don't know what to do with them. They look somewhat like a wrinkled pear, green sbout the color of a tomatillo or a green apple.They are rather bland, so don't be afraid to spice them up! I think you will be delighted if you try one!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring about 1 1/2 quarts water to a boil.
  2. Peel chayotes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (soft seed is edible). Add chayotes to water, and simmer until tender when pierced, about 10 minutes. Drain. Immerse in cold water until cool; drain again.
  3. Meanwhile, stem and seed the chili and bell pepper. Finely chop chili. Cut bell pepper into 1/4-inch squares. Cut cheese into 1/4 by 1-inch sticks. Peel and pit avocado and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Combine ingredients in a wide bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, oil, and cilantro. Add vinegar mixture, chayotes, and onions to vegetables in wide bowl. Mix gently. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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