Yuca with Mojo Sauce

Cooking Method ,
Courses ,
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 40 min Rest Time: 40 min Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
  • 1.5 pounds Yuca (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • Mojo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (fresh)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 Red Onion (sliced)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Nectar (optional)
  1. Place the yuca in a saucepan with just enough water to cover then add salt along with the onion and garlic powder.

  2. Bring the pot to the boil, reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer until tender. Drain off the excess water and set aside.

  3. Prepare the mojo sauce by adding the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat then sauté the garlic and onions until soft (not golden).

  4. Quickly add the orange juice, lemon juice, oregano, cumin black pepper, coconut nectar and salt to the frying pan and stir until everything is combined.

  5. Carefully add the small pieces of yuca to the frying pan with the mojo sauce and simmer for 5 minutes before serving.

  6. Serve and pair with any protein for a more nutritious meal.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.8g16%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Sodium 804mg34%
Potassium 631mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 77.4g26%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g19%
Sugars 8.6g
Protein 4g8%

Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 9%
Iron 7.99%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $1.28

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: Yuca, garlic