Yuca Con Mojo Recipe

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Johnny Modified: November 3, 2021
Yuca Con Mojo Recipe


How To Make Yuca Con Mojo

A classic Cuban side dish, this yuca con mojo recipe offers a flavor-packed bite, using sour orange juice, garlic, and onion.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 2 lbs yuca, peeled and cut into chunks, or 1½ lbs frozen yuca, thawed
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 clove garlic cloves, minced
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup sour orange juice , store-bought or juice from 1 orange and ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a saucepan, add yuca with enough salted water to cover the yuca. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until the yuca is fork-tender. Careful not to overcook it.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the olive oil at medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté for 5 minutes until they are softened and translucent. Add in the minced garlic, a pinch of black pepper, and salt to taste. Sauté the garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant then whisk in the sour orange juice until all is combined. Set aside.

  3. Drain the yuca, transfer to a large bowl with a lid and remove the stringy, fibrous core from the center of each piece of yuca, if desired.
  4. Pour the hot garlic mojo sauce over the yuca making sure it is all well coated. Cover the bowl and allow it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes so the yuca absorbs the mojo. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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