Mexican Chayote Squash Side Dish Recipe

Chayote Squash Side Dish 


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 chayote squash, cut into 1/2-inch strips

1/2 teaspoon salt

ground black pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon white sugar

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add garlic, squash, salt, pepper, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Stir together and cook 2 to 3 minutes.

Add vinegar to the squash mixture and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the squash is slightly wilted, but still firm and crunchy. Taste, and add more salt or sugar if needed.

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