First thing’s first, who doesn’t love tostones?! Tostones are twice over fried plantains that a lot of Latinos (including myself) love! Keeping it healthy baking them was turns out to be an amazing alternative. Not only that but they are a vegan and vegetarian friendly additional to any meal. I cannot forget the other portion of this dish either…the chimichurri!
Chimichurri is a sauce you’d normally find in South American cuisines and it’s only that we all have come to love. My neighbor Leslie provided me with her recipe and I remixed it just a little bit. I decided to use the chimichurri as the sauce for the baked tostones because why not! It gives it such a flair and happens to be my third favorite sauce for tostones. The other two you ask? An avocado creama and an olive oil and garlic (message me for those recipes).
You’ll notice once you start making everything that you can cater to friends, family and even just someone special with these recipes. Both can be used differently, especially the chimichurri. You can marinate meats and fish with the chimichurri or my personal favorite, CAULIFLOWER STEAKS! Test all the methods out and send over a picture with the final product!
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Chimichurri can be used to a marinate for a good steak or cauliflower steak, chicken, fish or even to top some vegetables to munch on.
After you have peeled your garlic cloves place them in the food processor with all your ingredients (use only half the olive oil for now).
Pulse then blend until it has broken down the stems and become a nice saucy consistency. If you'd like it to be thicker add a little more olive oil.
Once it's blended entirely you can jar it or serve to eat.
This sauce was made in a food processor but you can use a blender or hand blender for it.
YASSS! DO IT!
Tostones are twice over fried plantains that a lot of Latinos (including myself) love! Keeping it healthy baking them was turns out to be an amazing alternative.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Take the plantain and slice each side of it to help you remove the shell.
Once you have cleaned the outside of the plantain, either slice it 1/4 inch straight down for circles or at an angle.
Coat your baking tray with the olive oil as well as your plantain slices. You'll then sprinkle the seasoning on them.
Once your oven is heated you'll place the tray with the plantains in for 8-10 minutes.
Take out the plantains and with a back of a spoon mush each one down just enough so they don't break.
Spray the plantains so they can continue baking for another 8-10 minutes to get crisp.
Carefully remove from the oven and serve them with an avocado cream sauce of a chimichurri sauce.