Yucca benefits

Yucca is a root vegetable that grows in regions with subtropical climates, like Mexico and South America. Also known as cassava, yucca is a dense, starchy food that’s rich in carbohydrates. It’s a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium.

Amongst Yucca health benefits are:

  • Boosts Immunity
  • Eases Arthritis Pain
  • Benefits Skin Health
  • Aids Diabetes Treatment
  • Inhibits Oxidative Stress

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total time: 55 to 60 minutes


  • 3 cups cooked yucca (it can be leftovers from the day before) – Using a food processor, place the chopping blade on it. In the slow speed chop 1-inch pieces of cooked yucca until it looks like dough, around 1 minute)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • Water to cook


  1. In a large bowl and using, hands combine yucca, egg yolk, salt, and cilantro until it turns a very delicate dough that is soft, smooth and a little sticky.
  2. Remove pieces of dough about the size of a lemon.
  3. With the palms of hands, roll the dough piece on the floured (tapioca flour) surface into a rope ¾ inch in diameter.
  4. With a knife cut the rope ¾ inch
  5. Bring a medium pot with water to a boil.
  6. Drop in 1/3 of the gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes
  7. Drain it and repeat this procedure until all the gnocchi is cooked
  8. Reserved the cooked gnocchi for a while
  9. In a small pot, melt ghee (60 seconds)
  10. Turn the ghee over the gnocchi.
  11. Top with parmesan cheese
  12. Serve immediately

Serves: 3

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