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Tomato Mirliton Relish

  • Yield: About 1 2/3 cups


  • 1 medium mirliton (chayote) or 1 large cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add chayote; simmer until tender, 35 to 45 minutes; peel, seed and cut in 1/4-inch dice. If using a cucumber, simmer until fork-tender, about 20 minutes; peel, cut in half vertically, scoop out seeds and dice. You should have a generous cup of chayote or cucumber.
  • Combine chayote with tomatoes, onions, dill, salt and 8 turns of pepper in a small bowl. Serve with seafood dishes.