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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Coat the salad in the dressing and mix thoroughly.

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

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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.

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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.