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Chayote Squash Side Dish

Chayote Squash Side Dish Recipe


A favorite with Caribbean and Louisiana cooks, the mild flavor of the plump, pear-shaped mirliton squash makes it a natural for vegetable side dishes.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 chayote squash, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add garlic, squash, salt, pepper, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Stir together and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add vinegar to the squash mixture and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the squash is slightly wilted, but still firm and crunchy. Taste, and add more salt or sugar if needed.

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Nutritional Information

Chayote Squash Side Dish

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 89.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 2 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 8 %
fat: 11 %
saturated fat: 5 %
vitamin a iu: 3 %
niacin equivalents: 6 %
vitamin b6: 7 %
vitamin c: 15 %
folate: 24 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 3 %
magnesium: 5 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 23 %
thiamin: 3 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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