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Sautéed Chayote Squash

Make a New Friend - Chayote

A tasty and healthy alternative to your vegetable side dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 3 small to medium chayote squash
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon diced fresh garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the squash, cut in half lengthwise, remove the pit and trim off the the remaining skin in the crevices.
  • Cube into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to a sauté pan on medium to medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and sauté for about a minute before adding the cubed squash.
  • Cook, stirring frequently until the squash is fork tender but not mushy (about 10 to 15 minutes). If caramelized but not yet tender, reduce the heat to simmer and cover with lid to finish cooking in it's own steam for about 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve.