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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.8g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 297mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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.
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