If you love fruits and veggies but are looking for more variety in your diet, give chayote a try with our delicious overnight oat recipe! According to Pinterest, more and more people are looking for ways to incorporate this fruit-like veggie into their favorite recipes.
What Is Chayote?
Chayote is a tropical vegetable that originated in Mexico and Central America. It’s often mistaken as a fruit, even though it is a member of the gourd family.
Texture-wise, chayote is like jicama. When ripe, the pear-shaped vegetable is sweet and is a suitable substitute for apples in many common recipes, like this one for a Kale Apple Sunflower Salad. Many who’ve tried it say its taste lands between a potato, an apple or a crisp pear. Yum!
Chayote & Noni Fruit Overnight Oats
½ cup rolled oats
2 tbsps. unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
½ tsp. pure maple syrup
½ cup milk of your choice
½ chayote, chopped
- Place all ingredients, except chopped chayote, in a wide-mouth mason jar (or bowl).
- Place lid on jar and shake until everything is well combined. (Or stir if using a bowl and then cover with plastic wrap.)
- Refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to serve, stir in chopped chayote and enjoy.
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