How to Eat Cassava Chips

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How to Eat Cassava Chips
Enjoy cassava chips with accompaniments such as dips and a variety of dry seasonings. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Cassava, also known as tapioca, yucca and manioc is a tasty root vegetable. Extensively consumed in African, Asian, Caribbean and Latin American countries, cassava is similar to the potato in texture. You can use it to prepare a variety of vegetables, desserts and snacks. Cassava chips contain 40 per cent less fat than crisps, and are a healthy snack option. Purchase ready-to-eat cassava chips from African and other ethnic speciality stores. Enjoy cassava chips with several interesting accompaniments, or combine along with other foods as a side dish.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Enhance the flavour of cassava chips with a variety of sauces and dips. Eat cassava chips with hot, sweet or sour sauces including chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, salsa, guacamole or creamy cheese dips.

  2. 2

    Use dry spices and herbs to season cassava chips prior to eating. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of dry and ground chilli, pepper, garlic or onion over a bowl of plain cassava chips. Toss well and serve.

  3. 3

    Combine cassava chips as a side dish with protein foods. Enjoy omelettes, fried fish, burgers and pizza with a bowl of cassava chips.

  4. 4

    Use cassava chips as an hors d'oeuvre to accompany entrée foods such as sandwiches, canapés and stir-fried noodles.

Tips and warnings

  • Cassava chips contain fewer calories than tortilla chips. You ingest 150 calories by consuming 23 cassava chips, and the same amount of calories by eating just 14 tortilla chips.

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