Roasted Chayote


4 chayote
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves sliced


Preheat oven to 375°F.

The liquid from a raw chayote may irritate your skin so wear protective gloves. Cut the chayote in half lengthwise and discard the seed. Use a peeler to take off the skin and then cut it into 1/2" wide strips.

Place the chayote in a zip top bag; add olive oil, garlic, and a dash of salt. Close the bag and work the chayote and garlic around in the oil until they are completely covered. Add extra oil if needed.

Spread the chayote out on a cookie sheet and roast for 30 minutes. Turn the chayote pieces and return to the oven for another 30 minutes. The chayote will be done when they are golden brown.

Chayote are very nutritious and taste great. They are sweet and have a texture like a french fry. Enjoy!