Salade de Christophines (Chayote Salad)
This easy summer salad, which is inspired by similar salads served in Guadeloupe, features the squash that is called christophine in Guadeloupe, chayote in Mexico and parts of the U.S., chocho in Jamaica, xuxu in Brazil and mirliton in New Orleans. It makes a refreshing foil to Caribbean curries and other spicy dishes. Read more about this recipe here.
EatingWell.com, August 2021
Credit: Andrea Mathis
Chayote squash are small, pear-shaped squash with a mild, sweet taste. To peel and seed them, cut a thin slice off each end and use a vegetable peeler to remove the thin skin. With a sharp knife, quarter the squash, then slice off the white center and the seed.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
143 calories; fat 14g; sodium 40mg; carbohydrates 5g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 1g; sugars 2g; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 197IU; potassium 144mg.