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    Lou's Chayote Soup

    Lou's Chayote Soup. Photo by AmandaInOz

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    It's loose again's Note:

    I bought chayotes not knowing what they were. On learning they are from Mexico, I made a Mexican spiced soup. It makes a nice start to a Mexican or North African meal.

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    1. 1
      Peel, pit and quarter chayote, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
    2. 2
      Cook scallions, garlic, and chili in butter in a heavy 3 quart saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened.
    3. 3
      Stir in allspice and cumin; cook 1 minute.
    4. 4
      Add chayote, oregano and half of the cilantro and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add chicken broth and simmer, covered, until chayotes are very tender, about 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat and discard chili pepper.
    7. 7
      Stir in remaining cilantro.
    8. 8
      Purée soup in a blender until smooth.
    9. 9
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 01, 2008


      This was my first time cooking with chayotes (or chokos as they're known in Oz). The soup made a very healthy and inexpensive lunch. I did add a bit more cilantro after the initial blending, as I felt it was a bit lacking in flavour. Also, watch the cooking time. Most of my liquid had evaporated after 15 minutes, and I did have to add a bit more, and I was cooking on low heat. Even though they're bland in flavour, I'd definitely use the chayote again, just for the health benefits. I guess it's a bit like tofu in that it takes on other flavours very well. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2008.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lou's Chayote Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (315 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 71.8
    Calories from Fat 22
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    Cholesterol 3.8 mg
    Sodium 388.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 4.3 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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