Saturday, March 5, 2016

Easy tasty vegan plantain taco // Lättlagad kokbanan vegan tacos

This recipe of plantain (kokbanan) taco is super easy and quick to do! I have not invented this recipe my self but found it on this site. Thank you!

I served this at a vegan /paleo dinner that you can see here for more inspiration.

(It's the upper taco, with the sliced plantains on top)
The plantain can be found in bigger grocery stores in Sweden, not sure how it is in the rest of the world. It is the very big, greenish banana-looking fruits that are among the exotic fruit. Its not at all behaving or tasting like a normal banana so please make sure that you follow these steps

  • It needs to very ready, and not green at all. Preferable with a lot of spots on or even dark. If you have no choice but to take a yellow/green one with just a few spots you can put them in water  few hours and it will be easier to peel them
  • They are not easy to peel. They can also be a bit acid so if you have sensitive hands use gloves and a small knife to peel off the skin
  • Once you got the peel off you are good to go!
The taco dish consists of the plantains that will be fried, the black beans that will be boiled softly, and some extra ingredients to pimp your taco if you wish. It does not take more than 20 minutes too cook.

INGREDIENTS ( 2-4 people)

The Plantains // Kokbananerna
  • 2 large plantains, peeled and sliced // 2 stora kokbananer, skalade och skivade
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil // 1  msk kokosolja
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar  // 2 msk kokossocker
  • 1 tsp ground cumin // 1 msk mald kummin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon // 1/2 tsk mald kanel
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (plus more to taste) // 1/4 tsk havssalt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne // 1/8 tsk mald cayenne peppar (jag hade inget så jag tog chilipulver)
The black beans // Svarta bönor
  • 425 g can black beans // 425 g svarta bönor
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin // 1/2 tsk mald kummin
  • pinch cayenne (or chili powder) // en nypa cayennepeppar eller chilipuver
  • Salt
For serving// till servering
  • Taco shells or green salad leaf as wrap // Tacoskal eller salladsblad
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and sliced // Jalapenjo skivad
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped // färsk koriander
  • 1/2 red onion, diced // 1/2 rödlök, finhackad
  • Hot sauce / salsa // valfri stark sås
  • Lime juice
  • PLANTAINS: Mix all ingredients for the plantains with the sliced plantains carefully. Fry in the pan on medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side. They should fry but not to warm, since the coconut sugar easily get caramelized, and then they get a taste of burned. then the plantains are ready!
  • BEANS: Put the beans (without water) in a pan on low heat. add the spices. Once starting to softly boil, lower the heat and keep them warm until served. Ready!  
  • Serve with your taco shell, add on and sauce of choice. Enjoy!
If you dont know what sauce to have, a guacamole is always an hit, use this and mix it all with a fork:
  • 2 avocados, mashed with a fork // 2 avokados mosade med en gaffel
  • 1 tomato, chopped // en finhackad tomat
  • half a pot of fresh cilantro // en halv kruka koriander, finhackad
  • Pinch of salt // En nypa salt
  • Chopped chili of choice // finhackad chili
  • 1/2 union, chopped // 1/2 gul lök finhackad3
  • Some lime juice // lite lime juice

The fried plantains
Plantain taco served in salad leaf, still missing union, jalapeno and sauce of choice :)

We had the guacamole but also these sauces, Valentina, Louisiana Hot sauce and Tabasco

Take me back to the full vegan/paleo menu

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