Soup Recipes with Olive Oil: Sopa de Chayote

soup recipes with olive oil

Chayote Soup Garnished with Fresh Scallions and Red Chili Pepper Flakes
Photo Credit: Lola’s Cocina

We’ve been having some extreme cold weather throughout the United States, and on days like this, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Even better is homemade soup using fresh, healthy ingredients!

Dolores Wiarco Dweck, known by her nearest and dearest as Lola, has a great appreciation for Mexican cuisine and culture. Lola’s culinary mentors include her relatives and friends as well as some of Mexico’s great chefs and home cooks. She preserves and shares her favorite recipes through Lola’s Cocina. One of her recent recipes is Chayote Soup, which includes chayotes, potatoes, chicken broth, olive oil, butter, garlic, and onions.

Lola says, “As an adolescent I was always intrigued by chayotes – the mysterious fruits that dangled from vines in my great grandmother’s backyard.”

She further explains:

Chayotes are technically fruits, but act much like vegetables in that they are only mildly sweet and somewhat bland. They reach their full flavor potential when sautéed with olive oil, butter, onion and garlic. Next time you’re walking through the produce aisle at your local market, give them a try!

So get yourself some of our Salud de Paloma extra virgin olive oil, some chayotes from your local Mexican grocery store or farmers market, and try out Lola’s recipe for chayote soup.

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