Chayote Shopping Tips

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Chayote Cooking How-Tos

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

More On Chayote

Chayote is a vegetable that resembles a cactus on the outside. It has fine small torns and white on the outside. Grows extensively in the Caribbean and also in areas as Florida and Louisiana. The flesh is delicate and similar to summer squash.
You'll love this authentic Mexican recipe!  Chayotes are often sold as "chayote squash" but they are actually a gourd.  This one takes a bit of time...but it's so worth it.
This traditional Mexican dish is easy to make and delicious to eat. Chayotes stuffed with onion, garlic, pork or turkey, and seasoned with Pepper Jack cheese and an authentic chayote sauce.