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Sautéed Chayote

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Sautéed Chayote recipe is delicious and simple to make. Chayote cubes cubed and sauteed in butter and oil seasoned with fresh spices and the decadent salty and yummy taste of prosciutto.

OMG! A new Chayote recipe can be such an indulgence. Sautéed Chayote is the recipe I am sharing today. It is such a delicious side dish that I don’t mind making it with or without bacon or prosciutto. I love everything about this recipe.

The best is making it with different oils such as coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil. Another best part about my recipe is that it requires very few other ingredients. Scallions, garlic, salt, and pepper are the other ingredients needed.

Oh! I forgot another ingredient. Butter! Yes, butter! I know, I know… you might be saying that is a bit too fatty. But, wait! Are you using cheap butter? I hope not. Buy good quality butter, and please do come back to share your thoughts. Cooking with good quality butter is sooooo worth it.

Sauteed Chayote-caribbeangreenliving.com
Sauteed Chayote

Have you had a chance to read my post about How to incorporate Chayote into your diet? If you have not, take a few minutes and read it. I shared some helpful information about Chayote and the best ways to enjoy this wonderful vegetable.

To give you an idea, Chayote is also called chocho, mirlition, and a few other names depending on the country or the Caribbean island. It is considered a fruit and not a vegetable. It is also part of the squash family because of its texture and taste.

Best way to enjoy chayote

Chayote can be cooked or eaten raw. My favorite way of eating is when I make my Chayote au Gratin. Cheese does great wonders. This particular dish, Sautéed Chayote, can be served as a side dish accompanied by a meat dish or served alone. I sometimes will make it as a snack. Only 20-25 minutes; it is worth the wait. It is better than having a bag of potato chips.

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Sauteed Chayote

I have to say that I prefer eating real and healthy foods as a snack instead of some pre-packaged foods full of stuff that may harm us. I am so glad Chayote is available almost everywhere. And with so many ways to consume it, there is no longer an issue to eat healthily.


Sauteed Chayote-caribbeangreenliving.com

Sautéed Chayote

Sautéed Chayote recipe is delicious and simple to make. Chayote cubes cubed and sauteed in butter, and oil and seasoned with fresh spices and the decadent salty and yummy taste of prosciutto.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salads and Veggies, Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 2 – 4
Calories 193 kcal


  • 2 chayote/christophine/chocho or mirliton
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil olive oil, grapeseed oil or coconut oil
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Bacon or prosciutto optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chives or parsley to decorate
  • Lemon zest optional


  • Peel the skin of both chayote, cut in half and remove the soft seed. Cut in small cubes and set aside. Under medium heat on a stove, heat a skillet and melt butter with oil. Add chayote cubes, scallions, garlic, salt and pepper, bacon or prosciutto if using. Cook while stirring occasionally for 20 – 25 minutes. Remove and sprinkle, chives or parsley or lemon zest if preferred.
  • Serve hot with a meat dish or by itself.


Decorate with Chives or parsley or even lemon zest.


Calories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg

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

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  1. Hello 🙂 Thank you so much for this simple but delicious recipe. It is “funny” but the last few days I keep asking my friends (from DR) for recipes of Chayote as I want to incorporate it into my diet. I guess it’s a Law Of Attraction at work that I came across your IG page and then your website. I like your recipes. Definitely will be back 🙂

    1. Hello Anna. Thank you so much! I am glad that you have found my website. I actually have another recipe with Chayote coming up next week. It is quite delicious I might say and very easy to make. Hope you will like it. And thanks again. 🙂

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