• 2 cubes chicken bouillon, crumbled
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 chayote squashes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


Dissolve the bouillon in the hot water.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion, garlic, and red pepper in the butter until the onion is soft. Add the squash, 2 tablespoons cilantro, salt, and pepper and stir continually for 5 minutes. Stir in the bouillon mixture and 1 tablespoon cilantro; cover. Simmer about 20 minutes.

Pour the mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into bowls and garnish with a sprig of cilantro to serve.