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.

    Sandwich Challenge 2020

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    Sandwich Challenge 2020