Recipes » Side Dishes » Yuca (Cassava) With Mojo Sauce
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 2 pounds yuca (cassava), peeled and chopped
  • 1 large red or white onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a medium saucepan, cover the yuca with cold water, add a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil.
  • 2. Boil the yuca for 20 to 25 minutes or until soft.
  • 3. Remove from the heat and drain the water from the yuca.
  • 4. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion for 4 to 5 minutes, adding a little vegetable broth if necessary so that it does not stick.
  • 5. In a large bowl, mix together the mojo ingredients: garlic, cooked onion, cilantro, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6. Let the mojo rest for 10 minutes so that the flavors are integrated. This step is very important.
  • 7. Add the yuca to the bowl with the mojo and mix well.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You can buy peeled yuca at the frozen section of various supermarkets or Latin markets.
  • 2. If you use frozen yuca, it may cook faster.

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