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Chayote Squash Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

Chayote is a little gourd that packs in a sweet custardy flavor into salads and dishes. You can eat it raw or cooked. Either way, you're body will still get the benefits it offers. It is said to be high in fiber, contain anti-inflammatory properties, be high in vitamin C, aid in weight loss and contains trace minerals that support nerve and muscle functions. When I was working as a Private Chef, I often cooked it for my Diabetic clients because of its fiber content, which helps to control blood sugar levels. If you've never tasted or cooked Chayote before, you're in for a treat!

Ingredients for Dill Vinaigrette

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or coconut vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 tablespoon maple syrup
sea salt and black pepper to season


How To

Put ingredients in a highspeed blender or food processor. Pulse until creamy and emulsified. Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate until needed.

Ingredients for Salad

3 chayote squash, peeled and steamed
4 slices of cooked bacon, optional
2 zucchini, cut into bite-size chunks
2 yellow squash, cut into bite-size chunks
2 cups of arugula or your choice of lettuce
1 pack cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup olives, halved


How To

The chayote might seem funny in shape but it is easy to peel with a potato peeler. Peel and cut into bite-sized pieces. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Steam chayote pieces for 10 minutes. Drain. Set aside.

Making with Bacon: Prepare a large skillet by warming to medium-high heat. Cook bacon in the skillet. Once cooked, transfer bacon to a clean plate. Chop once cooled. Saute zucchini and yellow squash in bacon fat. Add the chayote and cook for 5 minutes. Turn heat off and cover with lid.

Making without Bacon: Drizzle in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil or ghee into a large skillet. Saute zucchini, squash and chayote for 5 minutes. Turn heat off and cover with a lid.

In a large bowl, combine chayote, zucchini, and squash with bacon, and other remaining ingredients. Drizzle the Herb Vinaigrette all over the salad and toss to evenly coat. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy it as a main or side dish.

 

 

 

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