Vegetarian Plantain Sandwich




Introduction: Vegetarian Plantain Sandwich

This recipe is for the plantain sandwich with a side salad making it a perfect meal.

You can easily modify this recipe by either changing/adding anything to your salad (I like to add avocados) or to the sandwich itself. The possibilities are endless!

Yields about 4 servings

*Recipe adapted from BlueApron*



  • Ciabatta Bread (I used the one foot long from Price Chopper)
  • Oaxaca Cheese
  • Shallot
  • Roasted pepper (this time I used Poblano)
  • Black plantain (the riper, the sweeter the plantain will be)


  • Romaine lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Orange ( I used Navel)
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  • Salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

Step 1: Roast Peppers

    1. Peppers

    • cut peppers
    • Spread on a prepared baking sheet
    • Add salt and pepper to taste
    • Roast for 15-20 minutes at 450 F (or to the desired doneness)
    • Alternatively, you can buy peppers already roasted! :)

    2. Shallot

    • Combine 1/2 cup red wine vinegar and 1 Tbs sugar
    • peel and thinly slice the shallot
    • add shallot to vinegar mixture and allow to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients (about 10 minutes).

    Step 2: Prepare Plantains

    1. Plantains
    • Cut plantain into four slices (I used two plantains here)
    • Add salt and pepper to taste
    • place plantains on cast iron skillet with olive oil
    • pan-fry until brown/somewhat black, as seen on the picture, on both sides(about 3 minutes per side).
    • remove plantains from the pan and set aside

    2. Shallots

    • After removing the plantains, use a fork to add marinated shallots to the pan saving the juice.
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • cook for 3 minutes and remove from the pan.

    Step 3: Prepare Salad

    • Combine chopped lettuce, orange, and radishes as shown.
    • Add reserved juice of the shallot marinade.
    • Drizzle with olive oil

    Step 4: Assemble Sandwich

    • Slice the bread and add cheese, plantains, shallots, and peppers.

    • Cut the sandwich in half (or it will not fit in the pan)
    • place on the skillet (pressing down with a spatula or another pan)
    • Flip and cook on the other side to desired crispiness. (about 2 minutes per side).
    • Cut sandwich in half once more (yielding 4 servings total)

    Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

    • Place1/4 of the sandwich and 1 cup of the salad on a plate.

    *Strawberry Jarritos is a great drink to complete this meal.

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      Question 2 years ago

      Hi kmcgahee, did you leave the pith of the orange on because the pith, white stuff between the peel and the fruit, is good for you? It is said to be high in fiber that may help lower cholesterol levels and contains as much vitamin C as the fruit itself.
      I never ate plantain but did recipe makes me want to try it.


      2 years ago

      This looks and sounds amazing! I've never had plantains in a sandwich before :)


      Reply 2 years ago

      You must try it! I love plantains and the idea of having it in a sandwich was not very appealing at first (carbs), but now this is a frequently visited recipe. :)