Chayote Squash Patties Quick And Easy Recipe

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Vegetarian Burgers – Chayote Squash Patties

A Quick and Easy 15-Minute Recipe

 

A chayote squash has a pear-like shape feature and is pale lime green in color.

Chayote squash is uniquely known for its pear-like shape and pale lime green color. Because almost every part of the chayote squash is edible, it’s a very useful fruit in culinary. From its fruit to its tendril and flowers and even its roots, they are all edible. Its core has small seeds and are also edible but usually discarded. Its taste is merely dull allowing it to be a carrier sponge for other ingredients’ flavor.

 

Some chayote leaves that are fresh can also be eaten.

Although the chayote squash is dull in taste, it has some nutritional values such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, and folate. It also has dietary fiber, which is very high in potassium and very low in sodium. This combination is ideal for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Chayote squash is also used for medicinal purposes such as the treatment of vascular diseases and kidney stones. Because of the nutritional values, chayote squash can give, other countries have conducted a research on chayote squash as part of an alternative feeding in some countries such as Mexico. There have been studies about other nutritional values of a chayote squash.

 

Chayote squash patty is a cheaper alternative for expensive vegan burgers.

 

Growing a Chayote Squash

The chayote squash is available all throughout the year. Fall is the peak season for harvest. If you plan to grow a chayote squash in your yard, you may start planting the whole fruit 3 to 4 weeks after the last average frost date in spring. You may do this when the weather has warmed. It is best to grow a chayote squash in summer when the weather varies from very warm to hot. It is best to plant it in tropical or subtropical regions. Chayote squash may require 120 to 150 frost-free days before you can harvest them.

When watering chayote squash, just give it even, regular water and make sure that you don’t let the soil dry out. Adding aged compost to the planting bed before planting the chayote squash may also help grow healthy plants. Although gardening may seem easy to do, the process is a little bit tricky. With this, you might need several tools and gadget to achieve a healthy garden successfully. One of these tools is the digital PH meters to test the acidity of the soil or water that you use in your garden

 

You can also make vegetable fritters from chayote squash.

Different Applications with Chayote Squash

There are a lot of ways on how to cook chayote squash. It may be eaten raw or cooked. If a chayote squash is not yet matured or is young, you may slice or shred it in salads. You may also serve it with other ingredients like cabbage, citrus, and fresh herbs for a healthier dish. It may also be pickled and preserved. Others way to serve chayote squash is a grill, stir-fry, boil, steam, and bake.

Moreover, a ripe chayote squash can be boiled, mashed, roasted, and served just like how you serve potatoes. You can also peel and slice the chayote squash and add it to soups, stews, curries, and casseroles. However, in this section, we will share how to make a patty from chayote squash. Patty is a favorite kid’s choice of food. This recipe is indeed a creative way to incorporate vegetables into your child’s favorite dish.

Chayote squash can be sliced and shredded into a salad

 

How To Make a Patty From Chayote Squash

Do you want to know how to make a patty from a chayote squash? Here’s an easy and fun recipe for you to try! To start with, you will need the following.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • ½ pound Portobello mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger root (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or canned (drained)
  • 1 cup chayote squash (peeled and cubed)
  • ½ chopped almonds (toasted)
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup black beans (cooked)
  • 1 ½ cups cornflake crumbs
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground pepper (to taste)

Chayote is packed with nutrients that are good for the body.

How to cook it:

  1. Put olive oil in a large sauté pan and wait until it becomes hot.
  2. Add the onion and stir to coat it with oil.
  3. Sauté the onion with medium heat fire for 4 to 5 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook over high heat until it becomes brownish in color and the juice is released from the mushrooms.
  5. Lower the heat to medium fire and add ginger root, corn, chayote squash and sauté them for 4 minutes.
  6. Add the vegetable mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like chopped meat.
  7. Form the mixture into patties and place them on a grill until the color turns brown. You may also place them under a broiler.
  8. Serve with grilled onions and tomatoes.

Chayote Squash Patties Printable Recipe:

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Chayote Squash Patties
 
Learn how to use chayote squash and get an easy 15-minute recipe for chayote patties - perfect vegetarian burgers. A nutritious vegan option.
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Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • ½ pound Portobello mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger root (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or canned (drained)
  • 1 cup chayote squash (peeled and cubed)
  • ½ chopped almonds (toasted)
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup black beans (cooked)
  • 1 ½ cups cornflake crumbs
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground pepper (to taste)
Directions:
  1. Put olive oil in a large sauté pan and wait until it becomes hot.
  2. Add the onion and stir to coat it with oil.
  3. Sauté the onion with medium heat fire for 4 to 5 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook over high heat until it becomes brownish in color and the juice is released from the mushrooms.
  5. Lower the heat to medium fire and add ginger root, corn, chayote squash and sauté them for 4 minutes.
  6. Add the vegetable mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like chopped meat.
  7. Form the mixture into patties and place them on a grill until the color turns brown. You may also place them under a broiler.
  8. Serve with grilled onions and tomatoes.
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Now you know how to make a patty from chayote squash, you can now enjoy a healthy and delicious meal you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or supper. Don’t forget to share it with your friends!

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Breakfast Recipes Packed With Protein, Coconut, And Blueberries

Vegan recipes that provide the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning. Have a Coconut Smoothie or Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast or snack.

 

Breakfast Recipes

Packed with Protein, Coconut, and Blueberries

In today’s fast food-oriented culture, it is vital more than ever, to seek out healthy and nutritious alternatives for one’s diet. Vegan selections provide such an option. This certainly includes breakfast, which is often considered by experts to be the most important meal of the day. Indeed, with a full day of activities in store, you want to have the nutritional energy to start your day off successfully.

This typically entails meal offerings high in protein and low in starchy carbohydrates. In addition, you are probably going to desire a morning meal that does not take up too much of your valuable time preparing. With this in mind, here are the vegan breakfast recipes that are exactly what the doctor ordered – delicious, nutritious and easy to whip up.

Creamy Coconut Flavored Protein Smoothie

This is an easily prepared breakfast option that seems more like a delectable treat, rather than the nutritious repast that it actually is. Not only will you find this healthy morning shake with a crushed ice right from your home cooler to be a delicious offering, but also fulfilling, due in part, to the respectable portions of protein (21 grams) and fiber (7 grams) that each serving contains.

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • 1 scoop cup of protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 fresh banana (frozen)
  • ¾ cup of coconut milk (non-sweetened)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes (non-sweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream (this is optional)
  • ½ cup of crushed ice

Once you have all of your ingredients assembled and ready to go, the next couple of steps quick and easy. First, take all of your ingredients, except the coconut cream, and place in a blender. Blend your ingredients until they attain a creamy consistency.

Next, pour the contents from the blender into a large cup or glass. Separately, mix your coconut cream in a small bowl until contents become fluffy. Finally, pour the coconut cream on top of your smoothie. Your morning protein smoothie is now ready to serve.

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Creamy Coconut Flavored Protein Smoothie
 
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Type: Smoothie
Ingredients:
  • 1 scoop cup of protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 fresh banana (frozen)
  • ¾ cup of coconut milk (non-sweetened)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes (non-sweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream (this is optional)
  • ½ cup of crushed ice
Directions:
  1. Take all of your ingredients, except the coconut cream, and place in a blender.
  2. Blend your ingredients until they attain a creamy consistency.
  3. Pour the contents from the blender into a large cup or glass.
  4. Separately, mix your coconut cream in a small bowl until contents become fluffy.
  5. Pour the coconut cream on top of your smoothie.
  6. Your morning protein smoothie is now ready to serve.
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Protein Rich Blueberry Pancakes

No breakfast is complete without the presence of a few fluffy, golden brown pancakes. This high-protein vegan offering has the right balance of tradition, nutrition, and preparation ease to make it a first-choice culinary favorite for the entire family. In fact, with only 15 minutes required to prepare this meal, this pancake recipe is particularly inviting to early risers on the move.

You will need the following ingredients to get started:

  • ½ scoop cup of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of oat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of almond milk (non-sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of egg whites
  • 1 fresh, large egg
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of apple sauce (non-sweetened)
  • 1/3 cup of blueberries (fresh)
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup

With your ingredients on hand, it is time to prepare your batter. Begin by placing all of your dry ingredients (i.e. oat and coconut flour, baking powder, etc.) into a properly sized mixing bowl. Stir until contents are thoroughly combined. Once this is complete, add your wet ingredients, plus your eggs, to the dry contents in the mixing bowl. Stir until the contents are evenly mixed. Now it is time to add in your blueberries (or other berry options if you so desire).

Stir to combine all your ingredients. Let your mixed batter sit for about 5 minutes. While you are waiting for a batter, you can begin prepping your cooking pan by preheating and adding cooking spray (preferably non-stick). You are now ready to begin cooking. Pour ¼ to 1/3 cup of batter per pancake into your cooking pan. Cook each side of your pancakes for approximately 3 minutes or until the coloring becomes brownish gold. Now you are ready to serve and enjoy.

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Protein Rich Blueberry Pancakes
 
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Type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
  • ½ scoop cup of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of oat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of almond milk (non-sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of egg whites
  • 1 fresh, large egg
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of apple sauce (non-sweetened)
  • 1/3 cup of blueberries (fresh)
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
Directions:
  1. Prepare your batter.
  2. Begin by placing all of your dry ingredients (i.e. oat and coconut flour, baking powder, etc.) into a properly sized mixing bowl.
  3. Stir until contents are thoroughly combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients, plus your eggs, to the dry contents in the mixing bowl.
  5. Stir until evenly mixed.
  6. Add blueberries (or other berry options if you so desire).
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Let your mixed batter sit for about 5 minutes.
  9. Prepping your cooking pan by preheating and adding cooking spray (preferably non-stick).
  10. Once ready, pour ¼ to 1/3 cup of batter per pancake into your cooking pan.
  11. Cook each side of your pancakes for approximately 3 minutes or until the coloring becomes brownish gold.
  12. Serve and enjoy.
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These are just two great vegan recipes that provide the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning. If you are looking for a healthy alternative that will not impact negatively on your time and happens to be delicious, you cannot go wrong with these offerings.


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