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Makes 4 servings5 a day
Each serving is equal to one 5 A Day serving

2 lb Yucca Root (1/2 pound per person)
2Tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 Tbsp chives
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Rinse yucca well, peel and halve lengthwise.
Remove fibrous core.

Combine lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs in a large pot with enough water to cover yucca.

Bring to a boil and add salt. Lower heat and add cold water when necessary so as not to allow water to reach another boil.

Pierce with toothpick or fork.

When soft (not mushy) remove pieces and set aside.

When all pieces are done, drain, sprinkle with pepper and serve hot.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 373, Protein 4g, Fat 1g, Calories From Fat 2%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 88g, Fiber 5g, Sodium 269mg.

Source: Melissa’s World Variety Produce Chef Ida Rodriguez

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