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Yuca Salad

Yuca is a root vegetable also known as cassava and is very common in the Cuban cuisine. For this Yuca Salad, the yuca is boiled and mixed with olives, onion, cilantro and a tasty vinaigrette dressing. This dish can be served hot or cold and pairs well with turkey or pork for a delicious meal.

Recipe created by Adriana of Adriana’s Best Recipes.

Yuca Salad

Yuca Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 package frozen yuca
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sazón Latino
  • 1/2 cup cut Spanish olives with pimentos
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Add yuca and 6 cups water to large pot. Heat over medium-high heat, covered, and cook 25-30 minutes, or until yuca is tender. Drain and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Whisk together lime juice, lemon juice, oil and sazón Latino.
  3. Pour dressing over yuca. Add olives and onions. Mix well. Garnish with cilantro.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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