Tender chayotes, orange segments, avocados and ham are arranged in a spiral in this refreshing (and mighty attractive!) chilled salad.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
2 chayote s, peeled
3 seedless orange s, segmented
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Baked Cooked Ham, cut into quarters
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion s
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
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Let's Make It
Cut chayotes into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place in large pot of boiling water; cook 10 to 15 min. or until tender. Drain chayotes; cool.
Arrange sliced chayote on serving platter. Arrange the oranges and ham on top of chayote slices. Sprinkle with onions; drizzle with dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Slice avocado; arrange over salad just before serving.
Chayote is a gourd-like fruit, the shape and size of a very large pear. Chayote is available year round. Look for those that are small, firm and unblemished. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 1 month. Chayotes can be prepared in all the same ways that you make summer squash. Chayote, because of it's mild flavor, is a vegetable that mixes very well with more dominant flavors.
Buy navel oranges to use in this salad since they are sweet, flavorful and seedless. This large fruit has bright orange skin that is easy to peel. Should you use a orange that is not seedless be sure and carefully remove the seeds while keeping the slices intact for a prettier arranged salad.
How to Segment An Orange
Cut a 1/2-inch thick slice off both the top and the bottom ends of each orange. Cut the peel and the pith away from the fruit with a sharp paring knife, using a downward motion that follows the shape of the orange. Slice the oranges crosswise into 1/2- inch thick rounds; set aside.
Substitute 1 jicama, peeled and sliced for the chayote, if desired.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fibers 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.