Yield: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote

Baked Tostones with Mojo Garlic Dipping Sauce

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Tostones:

  • 3 medium (3 cups green plantains)
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • salt
  • Pam spray

Mojo Garlic Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup sour orange juice (or 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice + 1 tbsp lime juice)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • pinch oregano
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Instructions

Tostones:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Peel plantains and slice into 1/2 thick slices.
  • Place in a bowl and toss with oil and salt.
  • Arrange slices on the baking sheet.
  • Lightly coat with a little more oil spray on top and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly brown on the bottom.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Using a tostonera (a press), slightly mash each piece to about a quarter of an inch thick. If a tostonera is not available, insert the pieces between a folded piece of brown-paper and press down using a saucer or the bottom of a glass jar.
  • Lightly re-spray the baking sheet and place the plantains brown side up onto the baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray the top and bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

For the Mojo:

  • Heat a small sauce pan on low flame, when hot add oil.
  • Saute garlic on low for about 2 minutes, do not brown.
  • Add sour orange, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper and let it come to a boil.
  • Shut off and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4, Calories: 184kcal, Carbohydrates: 38.2g, Protein: 1.1g, Fat: 4.8g, Saturated Fat: 0.6g, Sodium: 6.6mg, Fiber: 2.7g, Sugar: 17.5g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 8
Points +: 5