This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it."
In Cajun country Chayote squash are known as Mirlitons and are served stuffed as a main course or baked as a dessert. In Mexico they are a staple of the Mexican diet, with a slightly sweet flavor and a smooth texture. They are low in calories, filling and have a fair amount of fiber. Look for squash with a smooth green skin that are heavy in the hand.
Chili powder is not simply dried chilies but usually has other spices blended in. These can include oregano, garlic, coriander, cumin, onion powder allspice and cloves.
Servings = 4 | Serving size =3 tacos
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This taco filling keeps well for a couple of days in the refrigerator and is good served cold or reheated.
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|1 large||white onion (diced)|
|1 medium||chayote squash (mirliton) (peeled, seeded and diced)|
|1 medium||anaheim pepper (seeded and diced)|
|1/2 large||red bell pepper (seeded and diced)|
|1 tsp||dried oregano|
|1/2 tsp||chili powder|
|2 ounces||reduced fat Monterey jack cheese (shredded)|
|12||grape tomatoes (halved)|
|4 small||leaves lettuce (shredded)|
Place the oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
Add the onion and cook for about 4 minutes, tossing frequently.
Add the squash and peppers and cook for another two minutes.
Add the oregano, salt, paprika, chili powder, cumin and water.
Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Cook until almost all of the water has evaporated and the chayotes are slightly soft.
Serve inside taco shells with cheese, tomatoes and lettuce.
Serving size = 3 tacos
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 331||Calories from Fat 136|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 15g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 41g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||29%|
|Vitamin A 39%||Vitamin C 127%|
|Calcium 26%||Iron 40%|
|Vitamin K 14 mcg||Potassium 641 mg|
|Magnesium 102 mg|