So we all have something that we constantly crave and mine is that salty, fatty green fiesta food that we all know as guac. It’s crazy how I’ve become so obsessed with eating it that almost everything in my daily routine triggers the desire for a taste. Doing my homework reminds me of guacamole. going to the store. showering. laying in bed. etc etc. You get the point. So, as usual, late night munchies [not so surprisingly] snuck up on me the other evening and immediately craved some more avocado in my life.
Also, I’ve been into this thing where I’m determined to add new ingredients into my usual cooking routine (flax seed, jicama, lavender) so I picked up a plantain [at the most amazing foodie store ever to exist – Jungle Jim’s] and I nabbed my inspiration for this recipe from the cutest and most creative blog ever (I can only strive to be like this site in the hopes that I will one day be able to draw my food in my own adorable-cartoon-character form).
Side note: munchie food is meant to be as simple as possible so it seems ridiculous that I should even have to post a recipe for these since they are pretty self explanatory (and completely adjustable to what you have around the kitchen!) but I’m here to add my own little tid-bits and suggestions.
Plantain chips with Guacamole
- tomato OR salsa
Mix-ins (whatever you prefer, however you like it, what you have on hand- just free form it):
- chopped onion
- [lots of] salt
- garlic [minced, prepackaged, fresh, however you like it]
- canned corn [or even that Mexican canned corn that comes with pepper chunks!]
- chopped jalapenos
- dash of cumin
Okay. So everything is pretty simple. Set your oven to 400 and slice the plantain chips to your liking [big chunks if you like to taste the hint of plantain or thin if you would prefer them to be more crispy-chip like]. Put them on a greased baking sheet and drizzle/paintbrush [love oil brushes- you should invest in one..they are cheap] oil over them and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 3-5 minutes (depending on how thick you made them), flip, reapply the oil/salt on the other side, and put back in the oven for 3-5 more minutes.
While those are cooking prepare the guacamole. Guac is so easy that it is almost insulting to post or attempt to tell you how to make it. My friend taught me the ridiculous simple idea of taking already prepared salsa and mixing it with a mashed avocado (I work at a co-op grocery/deli store and they put a layer of mashed avocado and then a layer of salsa for visual appeal but it all gets combined in the end so it’s whatever you prefer) and than you just add in any mix ins you’d like (more salt, chopped onion, minced garlic, etc).
AND that’s it. Enjoy your plantain chips with guacamole. Eat while watching The OC. or drawing unicorn pictures. whichever you’d prefer.