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Buen Provecho – Muchines de Yuca


Muchines de Yuca are a typical Ecuadorian dish that comes from the more coastal parts of Ecuador, where yuca is widely grown. They might be eaten for breakfast with eggs, or for dinner accompanied with a cup of coffee.

Muchines de Yuca (Cassava Balls)

Ingredients (for 5 people):

  • 1 pound yuca (also called casava, potatoes can also be used as an alternative)
  • 4 ounces fresh cheese (salted)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil for frying


  1. Peel and grate the yuca. Add eggs and salt. Mix well.
  2. Cut the cheese into rectangles.
  3. Form oblong shapes with the dough and fill the center with cheese.
  4. The Muchines de Yuca are then fried in oil until they are golden in color and crispy.
Delicious when accompanied with  Salsa de Ají
¡Buen Provecho!


For the last 50 years, organic and vegetarian nutrition is the basis of all SALEM projects worldwide.

We believe in a holistic, ecological way of life with a vegetarian and organic nutrition, natural medicine and nature protection using organic agriculture and permaculture methods.
In our recipe book “Buen Provecho” we present 12 delicious recipes so that you can prepare the typical Kind of meals that are on our menu at the SALEM center day-to-day.
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