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94% would make again

Fried Plantain Salad

This isn’t just any date night salad. Tayo kicks it up a notch by frying up sweet plantains to add crunch and an unexpected twist, then pairs them with peppery arugula, creamy avocado, salty pistachios, and a simple honey Dijon dressing to bring it all together.

Tasty Team

Total Time

20 minutes

20 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

8 minutes

8 min

Total Time

20 minutes

20 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

8 minutes

8 min

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • 1 ripe plantain
  • canola oil, for frying
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ¼ medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 2 cups arugula (80 g)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced on the bias
  • 3 tablespoons pistachio, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (10 g), chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Honey Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup neutral oil (60 mL), such as canola or avocado

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 796
    Fat 59g
    Carbs 68g
    Fiber 12g
    Sugar 30g
    Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Trim the ends of the plantain, then peel and slice on the bias into ½-inch (1.24) pieces.
  2. In a large skillet, heat about ⅛ inch (3 mm) canola oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the plantains and fry until golden brown, 2–3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.
  4. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of oil from the skillet. Add the onion and red bell pepper and cook until they are slightly softened, but still have some crunch, 3–4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Make the honey dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon, and salt. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the oil until the dressing is emulsified.
  6. When ready to serve, divide the arugula between 2 bowls. Top with the sautéed peppers and onions, fried plantains, sliced avocado, green onions, pistachios, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.
  7. Enjoy!

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