When shopping for plantains for this side dish, be sure to pick ripe ones with black skin and just a touch of firmness. These go very well with the Churrasco With Chimichurri Sauce or the Grilled Cornish Hens With Honey Mustard-Cilantro Glaze. A grill basket makes grilling the plantains a breeze.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2000


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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8 servings (serving size: 1/2 plantain)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare grill.

  • Place vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 7 minutes). Combine vinegar, butter, honey, basil, and salt in a small bowl. Place plantains on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until tender, turning and basting frequently with vinegar mixture. Cut plantains in half diagonally.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; calories from fat 15%; fat 3.5g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 46.7g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 182mg; calcium 7mg.