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Plantain Tartlets with Guacamole, Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks, Hot n Spicy Mexican Street Corn

Updated: Aug 27, 2019

Plantain Tartlets Stuffed With Guacamole

Cooking Time - 10 Minutes

Ingredients

For the tartlets:

  • 2 plantains or green bananas

  • vegetable oil for frying

For the Filling

  • 1 tomato 

  • 1/2 cup sweet corn 

  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro 

  • 1 avocado juice of half lemon 

  • 2 garlic cloves pepper salt

Preparation

Peel the plantains and cut them into slices.Heat a large amount of oil in a frying pan and fry the plantain slices for 30 seconds and drain them.To make the tarts we need an oven tray for muffins. With the banana slices cover the bottom and the edges of each mold by smashing them a bit with the fork. Bake the tarts for 5-10 minutes at 350ºF.Prepare the filling. Mash the avocado and mix it with the lemon juice, salt, pepper, chopped garlic, chopped tomatoes, cilantro and corn.Fill the tarts and serve.


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Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

Since cauliflower steaks essentially absorb any flavor you cook them in, they can be made in countless different ways! In this particular recipe, they are seasoned with lime, paprika, cumin, and agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. Simple, quick, and extremely flavorful!


Ingredients

For the Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower

  • 1/4 cup olive oil2 limes, zest and juice

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated

  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar

  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves

  • Lime wedges, to serve

For the Raw Vegan Chimichurri:

  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves

  • 3/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

Start by washing and cutting the cauliflower into thick steaks, the remaining florets can be saved and used for another dish or juicing.Mix all ingredients, except the cilantro, in a small mixing bowl, brush the cauliflower steaks, and then use the remaining sauce in the pan.Fry the steaks in medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side. The steaks are ready when the cauliflower steaks turn softer and have a nice golden color.Serve with some freshly squeezed lime and cilantro.To eat the steaks with some raw vegan chimichurri sauce, all you need to do is blend all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse for 15-20 seconds.


Notes

Final cooking time will depend on how thick you cut the steaks and on the heat level. The original recipe of the cauliflower steak is adapted from The Kitchn. The chimichurri recipe was adapted from Tastes Lovely.


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Hot n’ Spicy Mexican Street Corn

Grilled sweet corn sprinkled with cayenne pepper, drizzled with chipotle-spiked sauce and topped with fresh cilantro!


Traditional street corn is served with cotija cheese, a seasonal cheese named after a town in Mexico. This sauce is hot


Ingredients - For the Corn:

  • 4 ears of corn

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Sea salt

  • Cayenne pepper

For the Chipotle Mayo:

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • Fresh cilantro to garnish .

Preparation

  1. Drizzle shucked corn with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and a small dash of cayenne pepper.

  2. Place on a hot grill and rotate a quarter of a turn ever 2-3 minutes until corn is tender and has light grill marks, around 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place mayo, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and lime juice in a food processor. Blend until creamy.

  4. Drizzle hot corn with chipotle mayo and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 677 | Total Carbs: 177 g | Total Fat: 22 g | Total Protein: 23 g | Total Sodium: 986 g | Total Sugar: 38 g Calculation not including olive oil or salt.

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