This mildly flavoured member of the gourd family is often called a pear squash, that can be eaten raw or cooked. Chayote (chay-oh-tay) works well as a low carb substitute for apple, with its crisp texture and flavour, but also in many other dishes.
Chayote is often treated like summer squash when cooked and is usually peeled though not always. If being added to salads, it can be marinated in lime or lemon juice as well. Stay tuned to our blog for some fresh and delicious Chayote recipes this month, including ways to use it as a possible substitute for other vegetables.