TOOLS NEEDED

  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board

Peeling (optional)

Wear gloves to peel the chayote

STEP 1
Chayote's skin often has a sticky sap, which may irritate your hands. To peel off the fruit's skin, use a vegetable peeler while wearing protective gloves or peel the fruit under running water.

STEP 2
Peel the chayote like you would an apple. Don't worry about getting the peeler into the chayote's "crevice." You'll take off that skin in step 5.

Chayote's skin is often left unpeeled. Cooking eliminates any of the irritating sap.

Chopping or slicing the chayote

Slice a piece from the top

STEP 1
Slice a small piece from the top. The top is opposite from the "crevice" or large wrinkle found in most fruit.

Stand the chayote up

STEP 2
Use the sliced area as a level bottom to stand the chayote.

STEP 3
Positioning the knife in the large "crevice" or wrinkle, slice the chayote in two.

Slice crevice skin at an angle

STEP 4
If desired, slice the inside of the "crevice" at an angle to remove any skin.
 

STEP 5
Remove the seed - optional. Cut the halves into quarters. Using a paring knife, cut around the seed to remove.

STEP 6
Cut or chop as desired.