Yucca Root! This is a delightful root vegetable! It has a much softer flavor than other root vegetables like turnip and rutabaga. What I love about yucca root is that it has the consistency of a regular roasted russet or red potato - crispy on the outside, soft
on the inside! Yucca root is a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. You're going to love this yucca hash I've created! Feel free to serve it along side your favorite meat, or what I like to do, pair it with over easy eggs and sausage for breakfast! Be sure to check out the variations of having this dish as a main entree at the end of the recipe! Enjoy!
2 lbs yucca root, peeled and diced medium
1 red pepper, diced medium
1 green pepper, diced medium
1 red onion, diced medium
2 cloves garlic, minced –set aside
2 tablespoons cider or white vinegar
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 teaspoons Himalayan Salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup fresh basil, chiffonade (sliced)
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.Prepare veggies are listed as above – make sure all cuts are uniform in size.
3.Toss all of the ingredients together in a large bowl except for the garlic.
4.Place the ingredients on a non-stick sheet pan, or place foil on the pan and spray it with cooking spray.
5. Roast for 20 minutes and then pull pan out of the oven and mix ingredients around with tongs. Place it back in the oven.
6. Roast for another 15 minutes. Pull out the pan and toss in the garlic.
7. Roast for another 10 minutes.
8. Pull the pan out of the oven. Cool for 5 minutes and toss the fresh basil in the hash.
If you are on a plant-based diet and would like to use this as a main entrée, add in these following items after the hash is done roasting:
1 cup unsalted chopped cashews – cashews go great with this dish because they’re sweet and buttery and would be a good contrast to the yucca.
1 cup of sunflower seeds – I love the size and the flavor of sunflower seeds. They add great texture to any plant-based dish.
Quick reminder - you can always add the cashews and sunflower seeds even if you aren’t on a plant-based diet! Either way, it’ll be great!