Fried Plantains with Mango Avocado Salsa

A fruity tropical side dish featuring mango, avocado and fried plantains.

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD
  • Yield: 4 side dish servings 1x


  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated Key Lime or orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Key Lime or orange juice
  • Sriracha chili sauce to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 plantains (green, yellow or black in ripeness) peeled and sliced about 1/4-inch thick


  1. Place all salsa ingredients (mango through salt) in a bowl and mix very gently. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon butter in large non-stick skillet, fry half plantain slices until golden on one side – about 3 minutes; flip and fry on the other side for about 2 minutes. Repeat with other teaspoon of butter and other half of plantain slices. Sprinkle with salt if desired and serve immediately with salsa.