Adventures in Puerto Rican Produce: Part 1

This is a Chayote.

I hear it is quite nutritious, like a tropical squash. But I found it more like a sweet potato but a little less starchy.

The taste is like the combination of zucchini and watermelon rind.

It is prepared in savory dishes along with onion and spices. It is quite cheap so it makes us curious about its cooking potential. We have prepared it twice, once in a Mexican stir fry and another time with rice. The cooked chayote has a very clean taste and mixes well with other flavors.

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