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Machuquillo (Plantain Mash)

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
A great substitute for mashed potatoes, this plantain mash is flavorful and simple to make. Use plantains that have mottled skins and are moderately ripe.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium plantains, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 140
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 28.8 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 297 mg
  • calcium 4 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook plantain slices in boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Place plantains, oil, salt, and garlic in a bowl; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Serve immediately.