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Cuban yucca recipe

Cuban yucca recipe

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  • Side dish
  • Vegetable side dishes

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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IngredientsServes: 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

MethodPrep: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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by Jared

Its o.k. In Puerto Rico we would add to that sauces sugar, fresh orange juice, cilantro, black pepper, fresh lime juice, butter and vinegar.-15 Nov 2007

by Isabelle Green

I followed the recipe as indicated but I would say you have to cook the yucca for more than 15 mins because mine was still hard.-27 Aug 2008

by Siobhan_212

You must always boil yucca for at least 25 minutes! 15 minutes just doesn't cut it unless you slice it so thin it falls apart. This is a wonderful recipe other than the mis-calculated cooking time, however.-10 Mar 2010

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