Chayote Salad with Avocado and Pepita Dressing

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Chayote Salad with Avocado and Pepita Dressing
Nutrition Facts
1 serving per container
Serving size 1 serving (204g)
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 4g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 4g 0%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 420mg 33%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contriburtes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Recipe by Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. pepitas (raw and hulled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 7 T. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 c. packed, coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 T. coarsely chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ea. Avocado From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/4 t. kosher salt
  • 1 t. whole grain mustard
  • 2-1/2 lb. chayote squash, peeled and cut into matchsticks
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Instructions

  1. In a small pan set over low-medium heat, toast the pepitas, stirring occasionally, until they start making popping sounds and are very lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. In the jar of a blender, puree the oil, water, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, dill, avocado, pepper, salt and mustard, along with the toasted pepitas, until completely smooth.
  3. In a bowl, toss the julienned chayote squash with the avocado sauce. Garnish with some cilantro and dill and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Chayote Salad with Avocado and Pepita Dressing
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 4g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 4g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 420mg 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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