Staple

We like ‘em a bunch

You don’t have to travel to the tropics to eat like you’re on vacay! Incorporating this starchy staple adds color and variety to seemingly regular meals.

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Perfect for Paleo, you’ll be singing the praises of cooking bananas faster than they ripen … go on’, start peelin’.

Plantains

Did you know?

Loving these fun fruits is simple when they provide a host of nutritional benefits like their high fiber content, a variety of vitamins and minerals, and their ability to promote healthy digestion.

Get to know your ‘nana …

The cycle of the banana is as colorful as it is quick. Each varied shade provides a different taste and texture and how you choose to cook it … well, that’s part of the fun.

Green plantain

Green

When your cooking banana is firm and green, you’ll find it’s texture and taste similar to a potato. It’s starchy quality and mild flavor is perfect for frying and boiling. Top with salt and serve as a savory side.
Yellow plantain

Yellow

After they’re ripened slightly, they will turn a vibrant yellow with some spotting. Their flavor is somewhat sweeter and their body has softened. You can roast them, pan fry them, and even mash them into waffle mix or tamale paste.
Black plantain

Black

Now, your friends have reached all kinds of sweetness and have become ideal for caramelizing and rich desserts. At this stage, their structure is soft and malleable and they can easily be combined with wet and dry ingredients in cakes and brownies.

Multiple plantains in a row

Cuban Burrito Bowl Recipe Card

One Lovely Life - MollyA recipe from Emily at One Lovely Life.

Cuban Style Burrito Bowls with Mango Salsa, Crispy Plantains and lime

45 minutes | 4 Servings

Cuban-Style Burrito Bowls

With Cuban-style black beans, fresh mango salsa, and crispy plantains

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45 minutes | 4 Servings

Cuban-Style Burrito Bowls

With Cuban-style black beans, fresh mango salsa, and crispy plantains

VIEW RECIPE >

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