Ensalada de Yuca Ciboney

Ciboney-Style Yuca Salad

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

It was the Ciboney and Taino who first cultivated yuca in Cuba. It was their main vegetable staple before the Spanish invasion, and yuca was later adopted by Spanish and African cooks to became an important element in Cuban creole cooking.

The Ciboney and Taino also added European and African foods to their diet. In this typical Ciboney salad recipe, shared with us by Tamara and Jorge Luis Salt of the Ciboney Tribe of Florida, yuca, ajies dulces (mild peppers), and cilantro a