Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chayote Cucumber Salsa

Chayote Cucumber Salsa {so sweet like sarah}

This is a very green salsa but a very tasty one too!  The main ingredient is the fruit chayote that has a similar crisp texture to cucumber.  This salsa is very refreshing and light and goes well to help bring down the heat on dishes, like tacos, that have a lot of spices and peppers.  I will be sharing a chipotle shrimp taco recipe later on that uses this salsa!

Chayote Cucumber Salsa {so sweet like sarah}

Chayote Cucumber Salsa
Yield: 3 cups

1 chayote, peeled and diced
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 medium onion, minced*
1 serrano pepper, seeded, membranes removed, and minced
1/4 c. cilantro, stems removed and minced
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Prepare all ingredients (chayote, cucumber, onion, serrano pepper, and cilantro) as listed above.

Combine all diced and minced ingredients into a large serving bowl and stir together.

Slowly add oil 1/2 tablespoon at a time to salsa, stirring to coat mixture.  If your salsa is evenly coated before you reach 1 1/2 tablespoons, do not add any more oil unless desired.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow salsa to chill and flavors to set.

Serve as a side with tortilla chips or on top of your favorite taco or quesadilla!

*I normally use sweet or Vidalia onions when cooking.  Feel free to use these as well or substitute a white onion instead.

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