Chayote

What is Chayote ?

Chayote, also called mirliton or choko, is a gourd-like squash that is about the size and shape of a very large pear. The skin is pale green and smooth with slight ridges that run lengthwise. Many compare the color to a light green apple. The flesh is white and there is one soft seed in the middle. Chayote is grown in the US in several states...

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.
Chayote Relleno
Chayote is a fruit and can be cooked like potatoes with salt and pepper.

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