Creamy Chayote Squash Soup

    Creamy Chayote Squash Soup


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    About this recipe: This is a recipe for a super-easy and delicious soup. Chayote squash is simmered with garlic, onions, chillies and seasonings in a chicken stock, then pureed until smooth. To make this soup vegan, use vegetable stock and vegetable oil.

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cubes chicken stock, crumbled
    • 500ml hot water
    • 15g unsalted butter
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 2 chayote squash, peeled and cut into 1.25cm pieces
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Dissolve the stock in the hot water.
    2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion, garlic and crushed chillies in the butter until the onion is soft. Add the squash, 2 tablespoons coriander, salt and pepper and stir continuously for 5 minutes. Stir in the stock and 1 tablespoon coriander; cover. Simmer about 20 minutes.
    3. Pour the mixture into a liquidiser and puree until smooth. Pour into bowls and garnish with a sprig of coriander to serve.


    Chayote is also known as a christophine, mirlitine, cho cho and vegetable pear. You can find them in Caribbean speciality stores or online.

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