Chayote Gratinado (Pear Squash Au Gratin)
- 4 medium chayotes
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1/2 cup chives chopped
- 1/2 cup parsley chopped
- 6 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups mozarella cheese shredded
- 4 tablespoon flour all-purpose
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- black pepper to taste
I love cooking with chayote because it's a delicious mild, low-carb and low-calorie vegetable that allows other ingredients to shine. It doesn't taste like too much but its texture is delicious and crunchy! A lot of Mexican and Central American nutritionists feature it in their diets because it is a wonderful superfood that can replace potatoes in potato recipes.
We eat it a lot in Mexico throughout the entire year. You can find chayote at most supermarkets, Latin markets, and natural foods stores. You can use chayote in soups as a side dish, it has a lot of water so it is filling and a healthier alternative.