I’m on hiatus right now while I recover from a virus. This is an interesting post from one of my favorite bloggers. Enjoy.
Although they’re spelled and pronounced similarly, Chayote and Coyote are two different animals. In fact, Chayote is a fruit! You already know what a Coyote looks like
and that is why I’m posting Chayote as the new food for New Food Friday.
Chayote, pronounced Cha-i-O-tee, is a fruit that is used like a vegetable. It is originally native to Mexico or Central America.It is a very pretty pale green and the easiest produce I have ever peeled, fruit or vegetable! My paring knife just glides and therefore it is a pleasure to prepare.
As far as texture, it is like a cucumber or pickle: juicy and crunchy. But it doesn’t taste like a cucumber or pickle. It’s one of those fruits that has a taste that is hard to describe. It’s a pleasant taste, and mild flavored. I thought I detected a slightly peppery aftertaste on my first…
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