Chayote squash is defined by its unique pear-like shape, its pale lime green coloring and the deep linear indentations that run vertically along the fruit's thin skin that meet at its flower end. Its creamy white hued flesh has a semi-crisp texture that becomes succulent to cottony as it matures.Chayote squash is known for its high water content, with water making up nearly 93 percent of the squash's total weight. Chayote offers some vitamin C and vitamin B-6 as well as folate. It also contains dietary fiber and is high in potassium and very low in sodium, a combination which makes it ideal for supporting healthy blood pressure. It is only 25 calories per cup. You can grill it, roast it or steam it. It has a buttery texture so you can add any spices you want.
I peeled it, cut it into squares, added olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted it at 400 degrees. It’s a wonderful side dish.