Machuquillo (Plantain Mash)

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.


4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.

Viviana Carballo,

Cooking Light

May 2002
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