Plantain Nachos + Bomb Leftover Salad

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Back in the day when young Lindsay had zero clue or care about how processed foods work or how dairy was affecting her digestion, she pretty much ate cheese/bean/veggie quesadillas for dinner every night and loved every single bite of it. 

These days a much healthier, clearer minded Lindsay misses her darn quesadillas! Or really any Mexican food for that matter! Gimme some nachos, chips, burritos (and tortillas!). Thank the Lord (and Pinterest) for showing me that I can make plantain chips and still live a little bit of the old life! And you know what? I don't even miss the cheese (Disclaimer: I didn't miss the cheese in this recipe. Sometimes I miss cheese so much I swear I can smell it, or hear it calling my name from the cheese aisle in the grocery store). 

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins

  • 3 large plantains, sliced thin (I use the thinnest setting on my mandolin) ($2)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb grassfed ground beef ($6)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • For toppings: guaccamole, lime juice, salsa

Toss the sliced plantains with olive oil and sea salt. 

The next day toss it on a bed of lettuce and call it a salad.


  1. I totally just made my first recipe with plantains over the weekend (sharing it on Thurs), and now I'm going to have to get some more and try this. I've been making nachos with sweet potatoes, but I'm thinking the plantains have to be pretty good as well. We had plantains while in Puerto Rico last month and now I'm obsessed with finding recipes, so this is perfect!!

  2. Yum!! I've never had a plantain--I'm scared of weird foods--but def need to try it!

  3. what an interesting idea! i have never considered using plantains as a nacho chip sub! what would we do without pinterest??

  4. You and your cheese absolutely crack me up! LOL! I swear, your recipes and paleo diets are such an inspiration for me to eat better. Thank you!

  5. I don't think I've ever had plantains, but I like it in place of the chips.

  6. i have never had plantains.. and i really like my nachos with doritos, hahaha :) and i'm not big on cheese but if i ever tried to have nachos without cheese, yeah it would be calling my name lol

  7. I always eat plaintains but have never ever done them like this!! So going to try it! I have plaintains right now I can do this this week!

  8. You had me at nachos! I dont think I have ever had plantain chips before but this sounds delicious!

  9. This looks soooo good! Where do they sell plantains here? TJs? Whole Foods? Giant?

  10. This looks and sounds stinkin delicious! I love plantains!

  11. As a "mostly vegetarian" I eat tons of dairy and have no issues with digestion... That said, if I could add some cheese to this, I'd be SO down! Mexican is pretty much the best thing that happened to anyone, and this looks delicious!

  12. Dear Lord, cheese is my weakness. Like if I could marry a good, it might be cheese. It's the hardest part of Paleo!
    Also, hello plantain chips. I love vegetables in chip form. Oh, and your face.

  13. Plantains!!!!.....I'm in. This looks amazing and very creative


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