Chayotes, also known as “vegetable pears,” are related to zucchini, cucumber, and melons, and actually taste like a combination of the three. Native to Mexico, they are very high in vitamin C and fiber, and very low in calories. Each serving of our Chayote Slaw is just 28 calories. Chayotes can be eaten raw, like our slaw, or cooked.
Yield: 6 people
- 1 pound chayote squash peeled and sliced into long, thin strips
- 1 red bell pepper sliced into long, thin strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper sliced into long, thin strips
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons apple juice concentrate undiluted
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce, low sodium
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup chives fresh, sliced
- Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Serve cold.
* To peel chayotes, you’ll probably want to wear disposable gloves or peel them under cold running water, as they often ooze a slightly sticky substance. Though completely nontoxic, it may irritate sensitive skin. Slice the skin off with a regular vegetable peeler, rotating while peeling, as you would a potato.