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Plantains are a great substitute for tortilla or potato chips and are so simple to make.  Not to mention an entire plantain, which can yield over 25 chips is only 220 calories…much better than a pre-made greasy potato chip.  With plantains, I wanted to make a creamy black bean dip, with simple ingredients and bold flavors inspired by the Cuban dish.

 

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Plantains

Crispy Baked Plantains Chips - a great alternative to store bought greasy chips

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Serving Size:
50-60 chips
Ingredients
  • 2 Plantains (Peeled and sliced into 1/4" thick rounds)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
Directions
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Peel your plantains and slice into ¼ inch thick rounds. I used a mandolin, which is great for uniformly cutting chips like this, but you can do it by hand if you don’t have a mandolin.
  • Toss the plantain chips in the olive oil and a little bit of salt and pepper.
  • Place on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. Take them out, flip them over and cook for another 15 minutes. You may wish to cook for more/less depending on how chewy or how crispy you like your plantains.
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Black Bean Dip

Super quick and easy dip - great served with Plantains or Tortillas Chips

Author Category: Snack Prep Time:
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Serving Size:
2-3 Cups
Ingredients
  • 1 Can Black Beans (Drained and Rinsed)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Handful Cilantro
  • 1 tsps Siracha
  • Salt and Pepper
Directions
  • In a food processor, mix all the ingredients together until they have a hummus-like consistency – nice and creamy and smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate before serving with your plantains/chips.
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