14 Reviews

I really like chayote squash for a number of reasons- low cal, low carb, very versatile. This is an easy way to prepare the squash, but I do a few things differently: First, I halve and boil the chayote for about 15 minutes, to make them a little more tender. Then, I add the onions to a hot pan, with butter-flavor spray (to cut down on calories- no oil), saute them for about 3-5 minutes, then add the chayote. This is also good without oregano, or with a little shredded chedder cheese on top. I hope Darlene10 will try again, but if not, thanks for the recipe anyway!

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alijen July 25, 2004

I always said I never met a squash I didn't like -- well, I finally met one. First of all, I baked the chayote squash like I do any other. It was tasteless and horrible and I threw it out. I used the remainder with this recipe and the onions were very good. It was all right and eatable. I will never make it again. Chayote squash certainly needs a lot of help to give it taste. These are my thoughts and not reflective of the chef.

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Darlene10 March 26, 2003

This is very tasty and easy to make!

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Cara R. September 23, 2002

I grow chayote so I am always looking for different ways to use them. I slice my chayote thinner so they cook faster. I also like to add a clove or two of garlic and some diced tomato. I also like to add some dried shrimp at the start to boost the flavor. Thanks for posting this recipe

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Amy in Hawaii September 05, 2011

Each time I shop, I pick up a different fruit or vegetable that we haven't tried and this week it was the chayote squash. I came to this wonderful website to learn how to cook it. I wasn't even sure what it was. As a vegetarian who oftentimes steers clear of animal products, I made this for breakfast this morning (yes, breakfast) and it was delicious. I did not add the oregano to this because I did eat it in the morning and didn't think I could stomach organo that early. I felt the vegan margarine I used, along with the onions made this delightfully sweet. I love this recipe. I will continue buying chayote just to make it. I really like the crisp, crunchy texture and the sweetness of the onions. Yum. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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Gingersnap in Midwest January 05, 2008

Prepared as suggested and we loved it!! I put grated parmesan on the table so a sprinkle could be added, if desired. Thanks for sharing!!

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austsgrl_6865740 January 15, 2013

This is wonderful! I fixed it for dinner tonight. Based on some prior reviews, I sliced the chayote with a mandolin 1/8" thick. The dish cooked perfectly. Eating low carb, we subbed chayote for rice. Yummy!

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Crisci April 16, 2015

This was really simple, but good. I had to cook the chayote a little longer than the recipe says to get it to where it wasn't so crispy. Easy to prepare and a nice flavor.

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itsnevrenough June 16, 2009

I love how chayotes are mildly sweet and very flavorful....and this is a nice and simple way to prepare them. Growing up, my mother used to make this for me with the addition of ground pork. Thanks for reminding me about how much I love it!

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Vino p.o. prn August 27, 2008

I'm working on adding a bigger variety of vegetables into our diet. I am not a squash person, but this was a pleasant surprise. DH and I really enjoyed this, the girls gave it one okay and one ng - but I'll keep trying!!

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sugaree March 18, 2008
Chayote and Onions