Tayotas con Huevos (Chayote with Eggs) is a delicious recipe that will make a healthy substitute to meat in your Dominican meal.
Tayotas con Huevos (Chayote with Eggs) is one of the most popular vegetarian dishes in our country, as it combines easy-to-find inexpensive ingredients, lots of vegetables, and the protein from eggs.
This is a delicious recipe that will make a healthy substitute for meat in your Dominican meal. Despite all the jokes about how bland tayota (or chayote in some parts of the world) is, the fact is that it remains popular in our country.
Tayotas con Huevos (Chayote with Eggs) is a simple, humble dish, but oh so good! If you have vegetarian inclinations, you should definitely put this one in your recipe rotation.
Chayote (Tayota in the Dominican Republic) tends to have a mixed reputation. It has a very mild flavor, but it somehow remains a very popular vegetable.
Tayotas con Huevos Recipe (Christophines with Eggs)
- 4 large tayotas, (christophines, chayotes)
- 2 ½ teaspoon of salt, (or more, to taste)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 large onion, , diced
- 1 bell pepper cut into small pieces
- 1 cup of diced tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic, , crushed
- 4 large eggs
- 1 sprig of cilantro, , chopped
- Cut the the chayotes into halves and boil adding 2 teaspoons of salt to the water until they are tender (prick with a fork to test for doneness).
- Remove from the water, peel and cut into small cubes.
- Heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat.
- Cook and stir the onions until they are translucent.
- Add the pepper, tomatoes, and garlic. Cook and stir for half a minute.
- Add the chayotes, simmer over very low heat until everything is heated through.
- Add the eggs and cook and stir until eggs set.
- Add cilantro and season with salt to taste.