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 non-stick skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, peel the plantains and cut into 1" 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. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200F oven until ready to serve.