Recipe courtesy of Christopher Rios

Boiled Yuca with Pickled Red Onion and Roasted Garlic

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  • Level: Easy
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1 pound yuca, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 medium red onions, sliced

1 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 bay leaf

Roasted garlic and hot sauce, for garnish

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. To cook yuca, place pieces in a saucepot and cover with cold water and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Once at a boil, lower the temperature and simmer until yuca is tender. Next, place red onion slices in a sauce pot with the vinegar, water, peppercorns, coriander, and 1 bay leaf. Bring the onions to a boil and remove from the heat to cool at room temperature. Once the yuca is tender strain and place in a serving bowl. Spoon the onions over the yuca. Serve with roasted garlic and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

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