When you saw the title, what did you think would be in this recipe? Well, I learned recently of a new type of squash, called Chayote. Apparently it’s used in Mexican cooking. And since it’s always a good to try new things, we did. You could use this raw in a salad, but I decided to cook it, and that is pretty simple.

Just wash and slice the squash. (I cut it in quarters and removed a bit of the center, like I would cut a pear.) Saute it in a bit of olive oil and butter with some sliced onions. Season with garlic, oregano and salt and pepper.

We used it as a side dish for Jerk Pork and Black Beans and Rice.