Chayote corn and lentil salad with tomatillo avocado dressing

in Natural Medicine2 months ago (edited)

I have only use chayote squash a few times in my life and that was mostly in Mexico. Recently I have seen it in the supermarket and asked myself why I pass by this item and not buy it. I like it raw but I know there are many cooked recipes for this . It's great cooked as well and I think quite versatile due to it's mildness.


I decided to add this to a salad to experience it's apple/potato like texture. It really is a unique and refreshing thing to put in a salad for a people like me. I live in a place where this is not a common thing to consume. However it is gradually becoming more popular here in Canada.

For the salad I chose simple ingredients and for the dressing I chose a Mexican inspired salad dressing.

Chayote corn and lentil salad

1 chayote squash cubed
2 cups of corn (I used 4 cobs of fresh cooked corn)
2 cups cooked lentils (I used du Puy lentils)
1 grated carrot
1 small red onion chopped


Tomatillos are one of the key ingredients in Mexican cooking. They are a nightshade fruit like the tomato and have a acidic flavor like the tomato but they are different. They also have a husk on them which I removed before taking the photos. After the husk is removed they look like little green tomatoes.

Tomatillo avocado Salad dressing

8 to 10 tomatillos
1 or 2 serrano peppers or jalapeno peppers or both
1 onion chopped
4 cloves garlic
1 green onion chopped
Fresh cilantro
1 avocado
Juice of 3 or 4 lime
Salt to taste
1/2 cup olive oil



Add to blender with avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil. If you need more liquid you can add more lime juice, oil or even water. Adjust the salt afterwards.


Coat the salad in the dressing and mix thoroughly.

The sweetness of the corn and the tangy dressing balance each other out.



I think that in this case some tortillas would have worked well but I chose to toast some multigrain bread that I had in the fridge.


Without the bread it made a perfectly satisfying lunch or dinner. The bread was for my other half.

I wish you all peace😌

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This was wonderful looking! I love the squash and to find a recipe like this was awesome!

I appreciate the recipe and I can hardly wait to try it! Thank you!

Aww many thanks @dswigle ! I appreciate the comment!

Thank you😌

oh, I haven't thought about chayote squash in years! I had it often when I lived in central Florida for a few years where it was common in the produce markets! Your final presentation is amazing! 😋

Thank you @thekittygirl! I think it's my new thing. I going to try it in something different soon.

Epic plate dressing! The recipe sounds so yummy. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you @yangyanje. I really appreciate your comment!

Oh, that’s a good idea and these ingredients are great. Beautiful food preparation! I wish I could have some of your food my friend.

I wish I could have your food my friend. Hope to share food with you someday!

WOW, it looks a bit like apples. I never seen any squash before. Your salad looks so tasty. Have a good day.

It does look a bit like apples. They are more common in hot places so I am surprised you've never seen them before.

Thank you @kidsisters and have a great day to you too.

As always your food looks amazing! Now if you'll excuse me I have to clean up my drool...

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 2 months ago  

That corn caught my eye even more than the chayote because I haven't seem some juicy yellow corn in ages. Chayotes are available in Cambodia, but still not common. Same with avocadoes, people in the bush don't know how to use them yet. I once brought a family I knew in the countryside a sack of avocadoes from the city as a special greeting gift.

I returned a week later and noticed a bag of rotten avocadoes, and that's when I realized only Cambodian city folk know how to use avocadoes.

Lovely salad, would love to have a bowl because I'm missing many of these flavors a long time now.

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It's amazing that those people missed out on the avocados. They're like a gift from nature.

I wish I could send you some corn. It's not in season here but we're getting it from somewhere where it is in season. I know because they're sweet and juicy they are not to mention a decent price.

Woah, so tasty and very healthy! :D

Thanks so much I appreciate!

Another beautiful masterpiece! I bet it tastes super good too!

Aww thanks Amy I have to admit it was a tasty dish haha.