- 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
- Peel the chayote, split in half and then remove the seeds. Cut crosswise into thin slices.
- 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.
- 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.