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Chayote Salad

Recipe Ingredients

2 pounds chayotes

1/3 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Salt and pepper

1 avocado

3 1/2 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into strips

8 green olives, sliced


  1. Peel chayotes, halve, discard seeds and chop. Steam over boiling, salted water about 20 minutes or until tender. Cool.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake together olive oil, cilantro, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Cut avocado in half lengthwise, discard seed and slice into a serving bowl. Immediately toss with the olive oil dressing. Toss in chayotes, cheese and olives.

Serves 4.


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