Chayote Recipes

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Chayote Squash With Red Peppers and Ginger

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This is a combination of several recipes I found. Thought it turned out well, so here it is. Great easy side dish with a little kick of spice.

Mexican Veggies with Queso

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Delicious combo of fresh veggies, with spices and queso. You can add other veggies to this such as carrots and corn. Top with sour cream and salsa if desired.

Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef Soup)

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This is an extremely hearty and satisfying soup. The hind shank flavors the broth beautifully as does the marrow in the bones. Garnish with slivered raw onion, lime juice, jalapenos, and more cilantro.

Chicken Tinola

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This is a easy one-pot dish from the Philippines. It contains meat and vegetables all cooked together in one savory dish.

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.

Caldo de Pollo

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This is my first attempt at making caldo de pollo. I think it turned out great. You might need to add salt to taste as my recipe doesn't have very much. I like to serve this with warm corn tortillas and a side of Spanish rice and refried beans. Please enjoy and let me know what you think.

Chicken Binakol

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This is a Filipino dish recipe that my mother taught me and I'd like to share with you. Enjoy.

Beef Nilaga

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This is another one-meal-in-a-pot dish. It contains soup, meat and vegetables all cooked together in one delicious broth. Terrific during cooler weather. Serve hot alone or with rice.

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.


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Mirliton (chayote) squash is the vegetable that is used to make this wonderful dressing. It's very popular here in Louisiana around the holidays.

Mexican Chicken Meatball Soup (Sopa de Albondigas de Pollo)

A delicious soup recipe. Ground chicken meatballs are simmered in chicken broth with zucchini and chayote. I like to serve it with fresh spinach, chopped avocado, lemon juice, and chipotle chile.

Baked Chayote Squash

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Cheesy, custardy stuffed squash with bread crumbs on top. This dish is great as a side with beans, meat, and rice, Central American-style.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Corn Salad with Chayote Squash

My roasted corn salad with chayote squash. Refrigerate overnight, if possible. The longer that the mixture is allowed to sit, the more flavorful it will become.

Corn and Chayote Squash Soup

Corn, carrots, chayote, yucca, and vegetable soup. Serve with lemon wedges.