Sweet Plantains with Black Bean Salsa and Lime Crema
  • 2cups cooked black beansrinsed and drained
  • 2medium tomatoesdiced small
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 1/4cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1cup low-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2large ripe plantainsmostly black
  • 2-3tablespoons coconut oil
  1. In a medium bowl, combine black beans, tomatoes, garlic, onion, and cilantro. Finely grate zest from lime and set aside. Juice half of lime into black bean mixture, reserving other half. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime zest, remaining lime juice, and sour cream or yogurt. Set aside.
  3. Score and peel plantains. Halve crosswise, then cut lengthwise into ¼-inch-thick slices. Place a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil; once oil is melted and hot, add plantains in a single layer, working in batches with extra oil if necessary. Pan-fry until caramelized, 3–5 minutes per side. Transfer to paper-towel-lined plate, then a serving dish. Sprinkle with sea salt. Top with salsa and drizzle with lime crema.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Plantains with Black Bean Salsa and Lime Crema
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 253 cal, 7g fat (2g mono, 0g poly, 5g sat),  3mg chol, 7g protein, 43g carb, 5g fiber, 59mg sodium