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Chayote Salad – Ensalada de Chayote

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Written by Lorna C

Chayote Salad – Ensalada de Chayote is a lovely Mexican dish that is overlooked in much of the world. Chayote is an edible plant belonging to the same family as melons, cucumbers and squash. They are available from better supermarkets. This is a divinely simple recipe that even I can follow.  Like many Mexican dishes is lovely but add the lime or lemon juice and oh my god. There is a burst of flavour as the juice marinades everything instantly and gives the kick you wanted.  Also serve this with Tequila ShrimpChicken Fajitas and Sinaloa-Style Grilled Chicken – Pollo a la Brasas for a superb meal.

Chayote Salad - Ensalada de Chayote - TheRecipe.Website

Chayote Salad - Ensalada de Chayote

A refreshing salad that goes so well with other Mexican recipes, it has to be on the menu.
4.68 from 40 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 197kcal



  • Boil the chayote in enough salted water to cover for 20 minutes, until tender.
  • Drain and chill. In a large bowl combine the mustard, lime juice, oil, salt, and pepper and whisk until emulsified.
  • Add the chilled chayote, tomatoes, onion, and olives and toss to thoroughly coat the vegetables.
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce.


Sodium: 16mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 63mg | Calories: 197kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 0.4g | Carbohydrates: 4g