Mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish, fried green plantains filled with meat and/or vegetables.


  • 2 green plantains, unripe
  • Avocado oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Peel the plantains and cut them in about 1 inch length.
  • Fry the plantains in avocado oil, turn them when each side is cooked and golden.
  • Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mortar.
  • Peel the garlic cloves and mash them in the mortar (pilon), transfer the paste to a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl add water, salt, garlic powder and onion powder to make the broth, set aside.
  • Start adding a few fried plantains to the mortar, add some of the garlic paste and broth and mash it all together. ¬†Add another layer of those same ingredients, mash them, until you get to the top of the mortar.
  • Transfer the mofongo to a plate and fill with vegetables and/or veggie meat.
  • Repite the last two steps to make more mofongos.


This recipe makes about 2-3 mofongos.

The greener the plantains, the better the flavor will be.

Here is the recipe for the veggie meat/seitan https://wp.me/pcOthW-eL.

Mash the garlic cloves with a tablespoon of olive oil