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Yuca Salad

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12 servings, 1/2 cup each

Learn how to make a delicious, crowd-pleasing yuca recipe with this step-by-step guide! Our Yuca Salad recipe features yuca, bacon, garlic and more.

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  • Cut off both ends of yuca. Peel the thick brown skin; peel again to reach clear white skin. Cut yuca lengthwise in half; remove fibrous cord in center. Cut into 1-inch cubes. (You should have about 6 cups cubes.)
  • Place in large saucepan; add enough water to cover yuca completely. Add vinegar and salt; stir. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 25 to 30 min. or until yuca is tender. Drain. Cool completely.
  • Mix mayo, peppers, onions, garlic and bacon in large bowl. Add yuca; mix lightly. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Special Equipment Needed

How to Peel Yuca

Yuca has a thick brown skin which needs to be peeled before use, revealing a crisp white flesh inside. Also, the tuber has a tough fibrous core that also needs to be removed before use. Use a sharp knife to remove both the peel and the inner core.

Food Facts

When purchasing yuca, look for firm well-formed tubers with unblemished peels and a clean fresh scent. Store unpeeled yuca in a cool dry place for up to 1 week. If peeled, cover the yucca with water and store in refrigerator up to 24 hours. Or, place the peeled yuca in a freezer-weight resealable plastic bag and freeze up to 3 months. Yuca cannot be consumed raw and should always be cooked before eating


  • 12 servings, 1/2 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1/2 cup each
Calories 290
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A potato salad with a twist This salad is always a hit with my family and friends. I have made it several times and it always reminds me of German potato salad but with a twist.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made it for a family celebration and it was a huge hit. I made it for a family celebration and it was a huge hit. It was fabulous!
Date published: 2007-06-05
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