Makin’ Vegan Mangú

Boil it. Mash it. Eat it.

Plantains have been calling my name lately, so I decided to just grab a couple of them. Finally. Initially, I planned on making mofongo, but i wanted to hold back on the oil. So mangú it is.

Mangú is very easy to make, and it’s sort of like a mashed potato, but you’re using plantains instead. It’s a traditional Dominican dish, but it is enjoyed by people of many cultures. It’s usually eaten for breakfast with a side of eggs and something meat-y, but I decided to break the rules a little bit and make this for dinner. Oh, and it will be vegan.

All you need for this recipe is a handful of things: plantains, a pot of boiling water, salt to taste, whatever spices, and some vegan butter. And a couple of other things. That’s it. No big deal.

Did I mention I like EASY recipes? You’ll never catch this blog with over 20 ingredients and 2 pages worth of cooking instructions. 😉

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 green plantain
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  •  A pinch of garlic powder (everything should have garlic obviously)
  • 1/4 cup of cool water
  • Salt to taste

How To Make It:

  1. Chop the ends of the plantain. Then cut it lengthwise (skin deep)
  2. With your hands, remove the skin from the plantain.
  3. Chop the plantains in about 1-inch chunks.
  4. Heat about 3 cups of water in a pot until boiling. Add your plantains to the pot.
  5. Boil until they are very tender. ~20 minutes
  6. Mash plantains with a fork until smooth.
  7. Add your onion powder, garlic powder, vegan butter, and the 1/4 cup of cool water.
  8. Continue to mash and mix until it’s smooth.
  9. Eat the damn thing. 
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