Chayote

September 20, 2016 | By

The chayote is a pear-shaped member of the squash family. Within Mexican cuisine there are two primary varieties; with and without spines. They are most commonly steamed, boiled, breaded and fried or cooked in a sauce.

Chayotes make a great addition to a home garden, though they will send out running vines that can climb electric/telephone poles and just about anything else given the chance. A special treat you won’t find in the grocery store is their roots.

Chayotes are easy-to-cook and very forgiving.

Chayotes are easy-to-cook and very forgiving.

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