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Chayote Soup | Sopa de Chayote

sopa de chayote

As an adolescent I was always intrigued by chayotes – the mysterious fruits that dangled from vines in my great grandmother’s backyard. When I began experimenting with recipes and new ingredients, I first thought to use the chayote as a substitute in my interpretation of butternut squash soup. The outcome…amazing, if I do say so myself!

Chayotes are technically fruits, but act much like vegetables in that they are only mildly sweet and somewhat bland. They reach their full flavor potential when sautéed with olive oil, butter, onion and garlic. Next time you’re walking through the produce aisle at your local market, give them a try! You can always start with my chayote soup recipe below. 


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