Chayote Salad


I stole this recipe for a Chayote Salad from Vegetarian Times.  They have tons of delicious vegetarian recipes over there!  So yes…I admit I didn’t make this up but it’s so awesome that I had to share it but I’m honest enough to give credit where credit is due. Thanks Vegetarian Times!

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (my little side note: the frest squeezed stuff is best!)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (my little side note again: extra virgin = extra healthy.)
  • 1-2 little drops of hot sauce. This is optional but I like stuff with a little spice, my husband however, does not.
  • 2 chayote squash, about two  cups worth all diced up
  • 1 bunch of radishes, about 1 cup sliced
  • 6 green onions, about 1/2 cup sliced. If you need more than 6 to make a 1/2 cup that’s ok. The 1/2 cup is more important than the 6. 🙂
  • 4  cups of green lettuce. I like romaine but you can use arugula or spinach. Stay away from iceberg. There’s nothing in it so what’s the point?

To Make It:

  • Whisk together the lime juice, garlic, oregano, and chili powder in a bowl.  (Where else? I know. Of course in a bowl.) Whisk in oil and hot sauce but only if you are using the hot sauce. If you’re not using the hot sauce then only whisk in the oil. Don’t forget the oil.  Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Yes, you can leave it on the counter. It will be ok. I promise.
  • Cook chayotes (which are delicious!) in a large pot of boiling and salted water for approximately 10 minutes or until tender.  Drain them and then let them cool.
  • Combine chayotes (after they are cooled) with the radishes, green onions, lettuce and dressing. Toss it around and enjoy!
    Vegetarian Times

It’s delicious. I promise you it is.  Normally I would post a picture of the food I cooked but I didn’t take one. I was hungry so I ate it.

Sorry.

Instead, over there ——-> is a picture of the awesome magazine that will give you really good veggie recipes.  You can also just go to their website like I do and snoop around.

Oh…and yeah…I also ate this salad with an apple. A red apple. Not the red delicious apples though, I don’t like those, they are too mushy for my taste. I like the Gala apples. Btw…is it pronounced GAH-LA or GAY-LA apples? Po-TAH-toe, Po-TAY-toe I suppose.

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