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Garlic Lime Plantains

garlic lime plantains
  • (2 Tbsp.) canola oil, divided
  • (1) unripe plantain banana, peeled and sliced into 1 in. pieces
  • (1 clove) garlic, chopped
  • (1/8 tsp.) salt
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice

Garlic Lime Plantains

Fresh plantain slices sauteed until crispy then finished with garlic and a squeeze of lime juice.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 15 minutes


  1. 1Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil. When hot, add plantain and cook 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Set aside on a plate or cutting board.

  2. 2Flatten each piece of plantain with a flat-bottomed drinking glass. Place skillet back over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp. oil and garlic. When hot, add plantain and cook another 5 minutes, turning often.

  3. 3Top with salt and lime juice and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 of dish

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 235
  • Total Fat 14.3 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 29.1 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol -- mg
  • Sodium 149 mg
  • Fiber 2.1 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Snack

Recipe Subcategory: Fruits/Vegetables

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.