How to Eat Chayote

How to Eat Chayote

Today Mike Foster is going to show you how to eat chayote—chayote. This is called the vegetable pear. It’s not from the pear family.
It’s really from the gourd family, kind of cucumber-like. He is going to show you how to eat it. You can eat it raw. You can eat it savory. It’s got a little cucumber taste. It doesn’t taste like a pear really.

It’s a little slimier than any of those things he just mentioned.

It was originally from Mexico. It’s grown in warm-weather places like Costa Rica, and in fact, in Australia it’s called choco.

It’s high in fiber, vitamin C—vitamin B. It’s got really good properties that help lower your blood pressure, and they say it works to take care of kidney stones.

You could eat it several ways—raw, savory, and he is going to show you a couple of ways right now in the video.



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Anti-Inflammatory Chayote Juice Recipe

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • ½ chayote
  • 1 celery rib

Put everything through a juicer. Makes about 800ml of juice
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Chayote Lemonade

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  • 4 chayote’s
  • 6 cups of water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Raw honey or other sweetener to taste

Remove the thin pit from inside the chayote’s.  Blend the chayote’s with 1 cup of water or more if needed.  Strain and add to a large pitcher.  Add the remaining water, lemon juice, and sweetener.  Serve over ice.

Melon-Chayote Juice Recipe

  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 chayote

Juice everything.  Makes about 1000ml of juice.  Best served with ice.
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Coconut Chayote Smoothie

smoothie chayote

  • 1 chayote
  • 1-2 handfuls of kale
  • 1 celery rib
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Water (if you want it thinner)

Blend all the ingredients.  If it is too thick, then add water, coconut water, or more coconut milk.


This article appears in ISSUE 22 of Healthy Juicing Magazine

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