Chayote Slaw with Cumin and Lime

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons buttermilk 

2 teaspoons kosher salt 

1 teaspoon light agave 

1 teaspoon ground cumin 

Juice and zest of 1/2 lime 

Freshly ground black pepper 

3 chayote, peeled, cored and julienned 

2 carrots, peeled and julienned 

1 small red onion, finely sliced 

1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and julienned 

1/4 cup finely sliced scallions (on the bias)


  1. In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, buttermilk, 1 teaspoon of the salt, the agave, cumin, lime juice, zest and 4 to 5 turns pepper.
  2. Whisk to combine and set aside. In a medium bowl, add the chayote and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, then toss to mix and place on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add the drained chayote, carrots, onions, bell peppers and scallions. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and mix to combine. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.