Cassava Tropical Medley: A Wholesome Twist with Sweet Potato and Leek

Zalina Wälchli

Incorporating cassava into your diet can be a game-changer for both your health and your taste buds. Here’s why you should consider it, along with a punchy and captivating recipe to get you started.


Link to short video: Cassava Tropical Fusion

Benefits of Cassava:

  1. Rich in Carbohydrates: Cassava is an excellent source of energy, making it a staple in many diets around the world.
  2. Gluten-Free Goodness: For those with gluten sensitivities, cassava is a perfect alternative, allowing for a diverse range of gluten-free meals.
  3. Vitamin C and Fiber: It’s not just about the carbs; cassava also provides vitamin C for immunity and fiber for digestive health.

Recipe: Cassava Sweet Potato Leek Medley This dish is a symphony of flavors and textures, combining the earthiness of cassava and sweet potatoes with the subtle sweetness of leeks. The garam masala and cumin add a warm spice that’s perfectly balanced by the creaminess of coconut milk. Whether served with grilled fish, hummus, organic eggs, or a crisp bean sprout salad, this medley is sure to delight.


  • 2 cassava tubers, peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks of leeks, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Habanero or red chillis (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • A sprinkle of cumin
  • 3 cups water
  • Optional: 1/2 cup coconut milk for creaminess
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until translucent.
  2. Add the cassava, sweet potato, leeks, garam masala, and cumin. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the water and bring to a simmer. Cook until the cassava and sweet potato are tender.
  4. For an extra touch of richness, stir in the coconut milk and season with salt.
  5. Serve this hearty medley with your choice of protein and enjoy a burst of flavors that’s both nourishing and satisfying.

Embrace the versatility of cassava and let this Cassava Sweet Potato Leek Medley become a new favorite in your culinary repertoire. It’s not just a meal; it’s a celebration of wholesome ingredients coming together to create something truly special. Bon appétit!

Love and light,


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