Chayote Squash with Fresh Mint

Chayote Squash with Fresh Mint

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Chayote squash, also referred to as the “vegetable pear” due to its pear-shape, is a native Mexican plant with a mild flavor that makes it perfect for vegetable side dishes.


  • 1 medium chayote
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup real apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Peel the chayote, split in half and then remove the seeds. Cut crosswise into thin slices.
  2. Place the olive oil into a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once it begins to shimmer, add the chayote, mint and salt, and then cook the mixture for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the apple and lemon juice to the pan, stir to combine and then cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 9 minutes. Add the tomatoes, mix well to combine and then cover the pan and simmer the mixture for 40 seconds. Serve immediately.


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