Idaho® Potato and Chayote Stew


  • 3 large Idaho® Yukon Gold potatoes, rinsed, dried
  • 2 chayotes, rinsed, dried, sliced in half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tomatillos
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chile, top removed
  • 10 cilantro sprigs, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. In a stockpot, place potatoes and chayotes with enough water to cover them. Boil for 15 minutes or until fork tender, add salt at the last 3 minutes of boiling. Remove from heat, remove from water and let cool. Remove soft pit from chayote halves with a melon baller and cut both potatoes and chayotes in ½” cubes.
  2. In a stockpot, boil 5 cups water. Add tomatillos, garlic cloves, jalapeño and onion. Continue boiling for 12 minutes or until tomatillos are tender and dark in color.
  3. In a blender, add tomatillos, garlic cloves, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, chicken bouillon and 1 ½ cups of the water they were boiled in. Blend until smooth.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat, carefully pour in tomatillo sauce, add potato and chayote cubes. Cook for 10 minutes covered, stirring frequently.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with a cilantro sprig and serve.
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Yield: 4-6

Ericka Sanchez
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