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New Arrival: Chayote Squash
Chayote Squash Mild tasting, like zucchini, with a slightly citrus tang, chayote squash (pronounced chah-YOH-teh) is a variety of summer squash native to Latin America.

This interesting member of the gourd family has a denser texture and requires a bit more cooking time than zucchini.

You can find chayote squash at the Market of Lafayette Hill on the vegetable side of our produce aisle, just above the zucchini and yellow squash.

Try this quick and easy recipe for Chayote & Onions for a tasty side:

2 chayotes
2 medium white onions
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Half the chayote squash and then cut into ½ -inch thick slices.
  2. Peel and half the onion and then cut into ¼ - inch thick slices and separate into slivers.
  3. Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat until foam subsides.
  4. Add onions and oregano; sauté over medium-low heat until onions are golden (8-10 minutes). Add chayote; sauté 3 minutes. Cover and cook until chayote is crisp tender (approx. 8 minutes).
  5. Add salt and pepper.
About John

John Darlington has been involved with produce for over half of his life, concentrating in smaller, local markets. Check out John's blog every month to learn what's new and exciting in the wonderful world of fresh produce.


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