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Choko Salad   Veg  CD  ACC  Mauritian  35mins plus cooling


Mauritian Name : Salade Chou Chou


Serves 4   Cold  Vegetarian  Vegan  Vegetables Accompaniment  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless  Mauritius  Africa  African



1kg/2.2lb Chokos or Christophene

Salt and Pepper
1 tbsp White Vinegar
3 tbsp Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1 Onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp freshly chopped Green Chillies
1 teaspoon salt




1. Place the chokos in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Season with salt, bring to the boil then cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. 


2. Remove the chokos from the pan and allow to cool.

3. Once cold, peel and halve the chokos, discard the seeds and cut into slices about 12mm/1/2 inch thick. Place in a serving bowl and set aside.

4. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, vinegar,  chilies and sliced onions. Season well with salt and black pepper then pour over the sliced chokos and gently mix together.  Serve at room temperature.




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Key techniques

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Blend -  To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Make ahead

Chill until ready to serve


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon


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