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Garlic Yucca Mash

Recipe type: Side

Cuisine: Vegan

Serves: 4

What you’ll need:
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb. yuca root, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 tsp. adobo seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

How to make it

  1. In large pot, bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the yuca and adobo and cook for about 20 minutes, or until completely tender.
  3. Drain, but keep 0.5 cup of the water.
  4. Transfer the yuca to a cutting board and carefully halve pieces lengthwise. Remove the stringy insides.
  5. In a large bowl, mash the yuca add in the left over water as needed, 1 tablespoonful of olive oil, the pink Himalayan salt, vegan butter, and black pepper and mix to desired consistency.
  6. Place in a serving bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.Use the remaining olive oil to sauté onions and garlic then mix into the mashed yucca.

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