Cassava with Garlic Sauce (Yuca con Mojo)

Instead of serving the same old potato side dish, serve cassava with garlic sauce. This dish combines the pungent taste of onions and garlic with the mild cassava root.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 pound cassava (peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks)
  • 1 to 2 large onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • orange wedges for garnish

  1. Boil the cassava in salted water until tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the cassava, set in serving dish, and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine the onions, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic. Pour over the cassava.
  4. In a heavy pan, heat the olive oil until hot. Pour hot oil over the cassava.

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