Chayote Slaw

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Healthy Chayote Squash Recipe

Chayote Slaw

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.
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Easy, Fusion, Quick, Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 6 people

Materials

  • 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

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Serve cold.

Notes

* 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.
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