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Ensalada Chuchu - Chayote Salad


Chayotes, a member of the squash family, is called Chuchu in Brazil. Combined with onions, they are the main ingredients in this Brazilian traditional salad. Cucumbers may be substituted for the chayote.


  • 6 Chayotes o pepinos, pelados y sin semillas - 6 chayotes or cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • 3 dientes de ajo, aplastados - 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cebolla cortada en rodajas delgadas - 1 thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 cucharadita de sal - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cucharadita de pimienta negra - 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cucharaditas de perejil cortado - 6 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 de taza de aceite de oliva - 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cucharadas de vinagre blanco - t tablespoons while vinegar


En una olla llevar el agua a ebullición. Poner el chayote o pepino y mantenerlo durante 10 minutos al fuego, procurar no pasarse del tiempo. Pasarlo por el cedazo o colador, luego colocarla en un recipiente para ensaladas y aderezarlo con sal, pimienta, ajo, cebolla, perejil, aceite y vinagre. Mezclar bien y dejarla en la nevera. Servir frío.

Boil the chayote or cucumbers for 10 minutes, no more. Drain, place in a bowl, then dress with salt, pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, oil and vinegar. Mix well and refrigerate before serving

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