Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw

Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw
Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw

Here’s a twist on the regular coleslaw; the Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw. It has more kick because of the Scotch Bonnet pepper, but it also has more crunch, because instead of grating the ingredients, I julienned them. Chayote (also called cho-cho in Jamaica) is an edible plant belonging to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, along with melons, cucumbers and squash. It is a good source of Vitamin C. The vinaigrette calls for apple cider vinegar and maple syrup, instead of the old white vinegar and sugar combo. Feel free to add some pine nuts, almonds, or even some dried fruits.

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Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

For the Slaw:

  • 1 chayote squash, peeled and julienned
  • 3 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 apple, julienned
  • 1/2 Scotch Bonnet pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste (if using)

      Instructions

      Mix all ingredients for the slaw in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine all the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk. Add enough vinaigrette to the slaw to moisten well, but do not use too much of it. Serve shortly after. Bon appétit!


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      Salade de chayotte, de pomme et de carotte

      • Author: Karine K
      • Prep Time: 10 minutes
      • Total Time: 10 minutes
      • Yield: 4 portions 1x
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      Ingredients

      Pour la salade:

      • 1 chayotte, pelée et coupée en juliennes
      • 3 carottes, pelées et coupées en juliennes
      • 1 pomme, coupée en juliennes
      • 1/2 piment Scotch Bonnet (ou habanero), sans les graines et émincé
      • 1/2 tasse de coriandre fraîche, hachée

      Pour la vinaigrette:

      • 1/2 tasse d’huile d’olive
      • 1/2 tasse de sirop d’érable
      • 1/2 tasse de vinaigre de cidre
      • Jus d’un 1/2 citron
      • 1 c. à soupe de coriandre fraîche, hachée
      • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût

      Instructions

      Mélanger tous les ingrédients pour la salade dans un grand bol. Dans un petit bol, mélanger tous les ingrédients de la vinaigrette. Ajouter juste assez de vinaigrette sur la salade, mais pas trop. Bon appétit!

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