Cuban yucca

Cuban yucca


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About this recipe: This is a fantastically tasty side dish that you can serve with Cuban or Latin American mains. It is made with yucca, or cassava, a tuber similar to the potato.

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Serves: 6 

  • 900g yucca (cassava), peeled and sliced lengthways
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Place the yucca into a pan and fill with enough water to cover. Stir in salt. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat, cover and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and place yucca on a serving plate.
  2. Meanwhile, place the olive oil, onion, garlic and lemon juice into a pan. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes. Pour the hot olive oil mixture over the yucca, and serve immediately.


Yucca, also called cassava, is a tuber used much like a potato. You can find cassava root in Asian, African or Caribbean shops.

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