2 chayotes (yellow squash, or zucchini)
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1 garlic cloves (minced)
2 eggs (beaten)
ground black pepper
1/2 cups soft cheese (such as cottage cheese)
cheese (shredded, such as mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese)
4 teaspoons sour cream
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1Place the squash in a pot of salted water on medium heat and cook for up to 1 hour.
2Drain the squash and add them to cold water until they soften.
3Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds and pulp from the flesh. Set the pulp aside.
4Chop up the pulp and then place it into a strainer so that the liquid drains away.
5Place the squash flesh onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess liquid.
6Add the oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
7Once sauteed, add the eggs to the pan and mix well.
8Add the pulp into the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until the liquids evaporate.
9Add salt and pepper, stir, and turn off the heat. Add the cheese and mix well.
10Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
11Lightly oil a glass baking dish. Fill up the squash halves with the mixture and place in the dish.
12Top each squash half with the remaining cheese and top with a dollop of sour cream on top.
13Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
14Remove from the oven and serve warm.
PER SERVING *
|Calories200Calories from Fat130|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat130|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Jazmin H. 2 Jun 2015
If you were wondering what the chayotes are, you can simply use a yellow squash or even a zucchini too. This side dish is so low in calories and fat that it can be made as a regular part of mealtime. I loved to play around with the types of cheeses and the seasonings a bit to get a different result. I like to add some ricotta and parmesan or even some pepper jack. The options are endless.