Lou's Chayote Soup

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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