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Green Beans and Chayote Chilate

Green Beans and Chayote Chilate

This traditional recipe from Oaxaca will brighten your day. Using canola oil makes it heart-smart, too.



  1. In medium skillet, heat canola oil and sauté onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add chopped chiles and tomatoes to onion and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add stock, green beans, chayotes, epazote and salt. Cook until beans and chayotes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with corn tortillas.

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 224 Total Fat 5 g Saturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Carbohydrates 40 g Fiber 6 g Sugars 7 g Protein 5 g Sodium 1133 mg Potassium 300 mg

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