Plantains with Cilantro Dip

Serves: 6 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 4 green plantains
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt, plus more to top
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 container Good Foods Cilantro Dip


  1. Peel and cut the plantains into pieces, about 1″ thick. Set aside. 
  2. Fill a large, heavy-bottomed skillet about a third of the way with oil. Heat over medium heat. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the water, garlic, salt and lime juice. Set aside.
  4. Add the plantain slices to the oil. Fry the plantains until soft and golden all over, about 4 minutes on each side. Use tongs to transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  5. Using the bottom of a glass cup gently flatten each fried plantain piece. Smash them just enough that they flatten out, but don’t try to make them too flat, or they will break. 
  6. Dip the flattened plantains in the garlic-lime water. Let it sit for about 10 seconds, then remove from the water and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Repeat with remaining fried plantains.
  7. When nearly ready to serve, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the flattened plantains back to the oil in batches and briefly fry to crisp, about 1 minute per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and serve with the delicious cilantro dip.

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Zuliya is a vegan chef, a health coach and a recipe developer based in San Diego, California. She started Naturally Zuzu four years ago to share her passion for healthy food. Very quickly, Naturally Zuzu became something bigger and grew to 100,000 plus members in just few years. Teaching people how to make delicious plant-based meals and educating them about the benefits of a plant-based diet was her mission when she started her blog. She also teaches fitness classes when she is not busy in the kitchen cooking for family and friends.

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