Spicy plantain, apple and coconut salad

Recipe by Damaris Beems
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Course: Lunch, SaladCuisine: Caribbean




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Baking plantain is a discovery of the last 2 years. Normally at breakfast, but here in a salad. Very nice discovery. The interplay with the herbs actually gives the sweet plantain something savory. The coconut adds bite. The apple the freshness. And the ginger some spicyness. This salad is a wonderful surprise. Make it on a beautiful summer day. You will not regret it.


  • 2 ripe plantains

  • 1 granny smith apple

  • 3 cm fresh ginger

  • 100 gram coconut chunks

  • 2 limes

  • 1 green chili pepper

  • 60 ml olive oil

  • 1 table spoon caster sugar

  • 0,5 table spoon cinnamon, round cumin seeds , cayenne pepper and nutmeg (2 table spoons total)

  • 15 gram plant based buttr

  • 20 gram fresh cilantro and mint

  • salt


  • Cut the plantains in half lengthwise and then in half again. Put them in a bowl and mix them with all the spices, a few tablespoons of oil and the grated ginger. Mix everything together and let it work for half an hour.
  • Meanwhile make the salad. Cut the apples into fine slices. Grate the zest of the limes. Then squeeze them out. Mix this with the coconut, finely chopped chili pepper, a little cinnamon and cumin. Add a tablespoon of oil and some salt. Mix it well.
  • Bake the bananas in an ovenproof frying pan in the butter until golden brown and crispy on both sides. This will take about 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and place the bananas in the pan for a few more minutes.
  • Mix the chopped fresh herbs in the bowl where the bananas have marinated. Add the coconut mixture and toss well.
    Now divide the salad on a shallow dish. Spread the baking tray over it. Serve with some lemon wedges if desired.

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