Roasted Chayote Squash

Side Dishes, Vegan

Roasted Chayote Squash, para servir

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This year, I have finally learned to love all kinds of squash. Chayote can be considered a type of summer squash. It has a green outside and whitish flesh. Some people eat it raw but I’d rather have it cooked. Here is a very simple recipe for roasting a chayote.

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!


  • 1 chayote squash, cut into 8 pieces (like an apple)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (177C).
  2. In a bowl, toss the cut chayote with the olive oil to coat.
  3. Sprinkle the chayote with the cayenne pepper and salt if desired.
  4. Place the chayote on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  5. Flip the chayote pieces over and roast for 15 more minutes.

Comments: As I said, previously, this is a very easy recipe. It doesn’t require a lot of hands-on time and makes for a great side dish. I made these for lunch to accompany a Buckwheat, Mushroom and Rye Burger on German bread.

Roasted Chayote Squash, plato


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