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Ensalada Chuchu - Chayote Salad

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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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