Cinco de Mayo: Guacamole With Plantain Chips

Here we have a basic guacamole recipe paired with homemade plantain chips. Happy Cinco de Mayo!



    Guacamole Ingredients 3 haas avocados, cubed
    1 medium tomato, diced
    ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
    1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 jalapeño, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
    1 lime
    1/8 teaspoon paprika
    Salt and pepper to taste Plantain Ingredients 3 green plantains
    Vegetable oil for frying


    Step 1 Chop all of your ingredients.


    Step 2 In a mixing bowl, toss tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeño and cilantro.


    Step 3 Then add 2 of the avocados, zest and juice of 1 lime, paprika, salt and pepper.


    Step 4 Mash and mix. After you have achieved desired taste, fold in the third avocado. Cover and set aside.


    Step 5 In a large deep skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. While oil is heating up, peel and thinly slice plantains.   Tip: A mandoline is a perfect tool for this. If not, a very sharp knife will work as well.


    Step 6 Fry plantains until a light golden brown. You will need to do this in batches.


    Step 7 Drain on paper towels and immediately sprinkle with salt.


    Step 8 Transfer to serving platter and serve alongside chunky guacamole.
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