Tostones Avocado Crema Whole30 Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy

Tostones with Avocado Crema

Crispy Tostones are a delicious, Whole30 and Paleo side dish for just about everything! Even better when dipped in a bit of this Avocado Crema!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword avocado crema, tostones
Servings 2 servings


for the Tostones

  • 2 green plantains
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil – possibly more depending on size of plantains

for the Avocado Crema

  • 1/2 cup compliant mayonnaise
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 lime - juiced
  • kosher salt to taste


for the Avocado Crema

  1. Add all ingredients to a wide-mouth mason jar. Blend until smooth and creamy with an immersion blender (or use a food processor). Taste for seasoning and adjust salt or lime juice as required.

for the Tostones

  1. Preheat a cast-iron or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, peel the plantains and cut into 1/2" discs on a bias.

  2. Add 1/4 cup of oil to pan and carefully place plantain slices in hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer par-cooked plantains to a tray lined with paper towel. Using the bottom of a cup or ramekin, gently smash each of the plantains into discs.

  3. Return the smashed plantains back to the oil and fry for an additional 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Transfer fried tostones to the tray lined with paper towel and season with coarse sea salt immediately.