Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Based on a recipe from The South Beach Diet Cookbook. Simple and fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine chayote, chile pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, and vinegar in large bowl.
  2. Toss to thoroughly coat.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Garnish with cilantro springs.
Most Helpful

Good salad. This was the first time that I have ever tried chayote so I used 1/2 squash for one serving. It was mild so the other ingredients kicked it up nicely. After reading the other reviews, I julienned mine which worked well. Thanks mersaydees for a nice salad. Made for ZWT8 - Mexico/Tex Mex.

lazyme August 10, 2012

I had one chayote so I made 1/3 of this recipe. Chayote is very mild so the serrano really bumped up the flavour! I would probably julienne the squash next time just so it's easier to eat. Yum! Made for ZWT8. Thanks mersaydees! :)

Nif August 09, 2012

Not only is this salad delicious and easy to put together, it's addictive! On average, we have this at least once a week and have passed the recipe along to family across the country. Everyone loves it! The only direction I stray from in this recipe is to julienne the chayote instead of slicing it thin. Purely a preference thing. Thanks for giving us a new family favorite, mersaydees!

LostInCA April 29, 2011