Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad
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Chayote Salad with Broccoli and Cucumber, delicious for dinnertime

This Chayote Salad with Broccoli and Cucumber is refreshing, delicious, healthy, and easy to make. Just cut up all the ingredients, add your homemade salad dressing, and you are done within 30 minutes, just in time for dinner.

Have you ever had a chayote salad? I bet you probably have. If you haven’t, don’t worry. Chayote (aka mirliton, choho, christophine, or vegetable pear) is sold in more supermarkets now more than ever. It is mild in taste and has a crunchy texture, just like an apple. You can be creative with this delicious and healthy fruit and vegetable. Yes, chayote is considered both a vegetable and a fruit and is regarded as summer squash.

Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad
Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad

A chayote is a good option for plant-based. If you are trying to add more vegetables to your meals, you will have a lot of options for cooking with chayote. You can add it to soup, stews, and salad. Pan Roasting and steam are other methods of cooking.

How to buy and cook with Chayote?

You can try many recipes on the internet, but it is easy to create a recipe on your own. But first, let dive into food shopping.

Shopping for chayote: Buy green or white chayote squash that is firm and free of blemishes. Both green and white mirliton or chayote are the same. You may find it in your local market or West-Indian markets.

Store in the refrigerator drawer or a cool area in your kitchen for a few days.

Chayote
Chayote

How to use: the skin is edible but not as soft as the flesh. If you want to use the skin, I recommend vinegar to clean the skin or remove the skin. You may want to wear gloves when peeling because it secretes a sticky substance that is non-toxic and may cause irritation to the skin.

Salad: A raw chayote salad is easy to prepare. Make a salad only with chayote and add a salad dressing or create a vinaigrette. Add it to your other salad ingredients or slaw. It can be shredded, sliced, or cubed.

Cooking Methods for mirliton or chayote: grilling, sautéing, boiling, or stir-frying, mix into gumbos, sauces, soups, and curries, and stuffed with seafood, mushroom other types of vegetables.

How to make Chayote Salad with Broccoli and Cucumber

The ingredients you will need to make the salad are as follow:

Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad

To make the chayote salad:

  • With a knife or vegetable peeler, remove the skin. Slice the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds (if preferred – you can also leave the seed to use in your salad). Place the squash on a cutting board, cut-side down, and cut into cubes. Repeat with the remaining chayote squash.
  • Separate the broccoli crowns into small florets and put them in a large bowl.
  • For the cucumber with a vegetable peeler if preferred. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and cut into cubes.
  • For peppers, cored, remove the seeds, and slice into chunks (same size as the cucumber and the chayote.) (Use mini sweet peppers or bell peppers)
  • Cubed or roughly chopped the tomatoes
  • Red Onion, roughly chopped.
Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad
Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad

To make the salad dressing for the raw chayote salad

In a small bowl, whisk in the oil and Noubess Beau Monde Seasoning.

Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad

Make the salad

In a large bowl, add all the vegetables and salad dressing and toss gently. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

  • Recipe variations: add other ingredients such as kale, spinach, scallions, or any other vegetable choice.
  • Use other types of salad dressings of choice.
  • Can be prepared 2 – 3 days ahead and store in the refrigerator.
  • Great side dish for outdoors cooking

Recipe ideas with Chayote

Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad
Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad
Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad

Chayote Salad with Broccoli and Cucumber

A crispy, and delicious raw salad that is healthy and perfecf with any meal.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Recipe Index
Servings 6
Calories 212 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chayote
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3-4 mini sweet peppers or 2 bell peppers a combination of yellow and red (or orange)
  • 2 – 3 diced tomatoes medium or large tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 tbsp Noubess Beau Monde Seasoning
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

Prepare the ingredients

  • With a knife or vegetable peeler, remove the skin. Slice the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds (if preferred – you can also leave the seed to use in your salad). Place the squash on a cutting board, cut-side down, and cut into cubes. Repeat with the remaining chayote squash.
  • Separate the broccoli crowns into small florets and put them in a large bowl.
  • For the cucumber with a vegetable peeler if preferred. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and cut into cubes.
  • For the bell peppers, core, remove the seeds and slice into chunks (same size as the cucumber and the chayote.)
  • Dice or cube the tomatoes
  • Red Onion, roughly chopped.

To make the salad dressing

  • In a small bowl, whisk in the oil and Noubess Beau Monde Seasoning.

Make the salad

  • In a large bowl, add all the vegetables and salad dressing and toss gently. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Recipe variations: add other ingredients such as kale, spinach, scallions, or any other vegetable choice.
  • Use other types of salad dressings of choice.
  • Can be prepared 2 – 3 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
  • Great side dish for outdoors cooking

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 528mgFiber: 9gSugar: 15g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword chayote, chocho, christophine, easy salad recipe, mirliton, Plant-Based recipe, raw salad, vegan, vegetable recipe, Vegetable Salad
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Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad
Chayote, Broccoli and Cucumber Salad

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