Chayote, Corn & Tomato Salad

"Colorful, interesting side dish on a buffet table or as an addition to any meal. Chayotes are widely used as a vegetab le in Mexico"
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  • After steaming the chayote, cool, peel and cut into 1/2" cubes.
  • Combine the chayote, corn, tomatoes& green onions.
  • In your blender or food processor blend together the lime juice, salt& red pepper flakes.
  • Slowly pour in the olive oil with the blender on.
  • Toss the dressing with the salad, sprinkle with the parsley flakes Chill and serve.

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  1. This was a perfect lite summer salad. The only change I made was that I ended up sautéing the chayote in a bit of butter for a quicker fix. Oh, and I also added some fresh snap peas from the garden. I'd never cooked or even tried chayote before and really enjoyed its fresh crisp taste & texture. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe Bergy.
  2. This was delicious and refreshing. I did make the following changes: left out the parsley because I had none, added some dried cilantro, a little black pepper and 1/4 tsp. of cumin. I'd like to try it with fresh cilantro (didn't have that either). Also, I used a lot less oil. I really liked this - it was my first experience with chayote and I'll certainly make it again!


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