Sunday, 23 March 2014

Chayote and Lime Salsa or Slaw

A quick and easy recipe for a salsa or a slaw, depending on how you cut the ingredients!

Great with fish or chicken - especially if it's spicy, or in Mexican style wraps or tacos.

And a great way to have a go at using a new ingredient you might not have tried before - more about the chayote/mirliton/choko/christophene here!

Serves four in wraps as a topping (e.g. 8 regular-sized tortillas) for 18 calories per serving; or two as a side for 36 calories per serving.

1 chayote, peeled and de-stoned, either cut into into 1/2 to 1cm dice for salsa, or cut into fine julienne for slaw (200g) [38]
1/2 small green pepper, cut into dice for salsa, or finely sliced for slaw (40g) [10]
1 green (spring) onion, finely sliced [4]
Juice of 1 lime (2 tbsp / 30ml) [6]
1/2 tsp each of salt and sugar [8]
Small handful coriander leaves, chopped [3]
1 tsp chipotle chilli sauce (Heinz do a version which is widely available in the UK, if you're struggling to find any, and it's gluten free) [2]

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, leave for flavours to mingle for half an hour or more (keep chilled) and serve. Will keep in the fridge for a few days.

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