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Chayote Salad -- Dietitian's Choice Recipe
Chayote Salad -- Dietitian's Choice Recipe

Category: Entree Salad | Serves: 4

(229 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 300
Protein: 19 g
Carbs: 36 g
Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Sodium: 460 mg
Fiber: 9 g

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Chayote offers a change of pace from the usual squash. Chayote squash orginated in Mexico and Latin America but is available in most supermarkets.
1 fresh chayote squash
4 cups, fresh spinach
16 oz, cooked garbanzo beans
1/2 cup, chopped red onion
1/2 cup, chopped carrot
2 Tbsp, fat-free vinaigrette salad dressing
4 oz, reduced fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 Cook chayote in a small amount of boiling water for about l5 minutes, or till tender. Rinse pieces in cold water; peel, and remove seed.
2 Cut into ½-inch chunks. In a large salad bowl, toss together spinach, chayote, garbanzo beans, and cheese. Top with nonfat vinaigrette

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