Watercress and Chayote Squash Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 49.5
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 37.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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Light summer stew which can be served as a stew or vegetable side dish Light summer stew which can be served as a stew or vegetable side dish
Number of Servings: 5


    1 chayote or other summer squash
    1 bunch watercress
    1c parsley (flat or curly)
    1c celery
    1 scallion
    1 clove garlic (minced)
    1TBSP olive oil
    1 can whole roasted tomatoes
    1tea each smoked paprika, chili powder, ground cumin
    1/2tea white pepper


Add oil to pot, wash and chop vegetables. Saute onion, garlic, celery, parsley and squash in the oil over medium heat until color begins to change. Stir in canned tomatoes (with juice) and spices. Bring to a simmer then place watercress on top and cover for a couple of minutes, allowing the cress to steam. Remove from heat and stir to mix in watercress.

Variations: almost any variety of vegetables will work - try potatoes, white beans, carrots, spinach, cabbage, kale, garbanzos. Add broth for a thinner soup. I like it with tabasco sauce and lime!

May be served as a stew with rice or bread, atop fish, shrimp, sausage or pasta, or as a side dish

Makes approx. 5 8oz servings

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ABERRY.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this - i made a few changes just because i didnt have all the ingredients. Yummie - 6/29/08

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