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Vegetarian Dinner "Chayote in a Chipotle Tomato Sauce"

Looking for a new vegan/vegetarian option? This recipe will help you with that. The Chayotes are cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce that will take you less than 30 minutes to cook. This Chayote recipe is a favorite in my household. It pairs perfectly with fluffy white rice making it simply satisfying! If you are already familiar with Chayotes you are going to love this version of making it.
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Course: Dinner,
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: Easy Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 28kcal


Ingredients you” ll need :

  • 3 to 4 chayotes peel and dice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of my Sofrito with Chipotle Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers optional or any other pepper of your preference.


How to make Chayote In Chipotle Tomato Sauce:

  • Peel the chayote ( read my tips on how to peel them). Next, place in a pot with enough water
  • Cook on the stove over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes or until soft. Then, mash the chayote to your desired texture.
  • Add one or two tablespoons of the chipotle seasoning, a few jalapeno slices (optional), tomato sauce, and salt to taste. I also added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of oil (optional).


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg