We talk a lot about plantains around here but not so much about yuca (cassava). And that’s just not fair because our cassava strips are just as popular as our plantain strips and we love cooking with cassava as well. As we wrote in an earlier post, yuca is a nutritious root vegetable free of nightshades. It’s versatile and can be used in many recipes as a substitute for potatoes. Cassava flour is also wonderful to make baked goods, from bread to cookies. Here are five recipes we think you’ll love.
Photo by Jessi’s Kitchen
One of the greatest things about having a food business is seeing people — from kids to food bloggers — enjoying our snacks. What’s even more exciting is seeing how people eat our snacks in unique ways. We shared some of our personal favorites in our last post, but this week we wanted to share this wonderful recipe that Jessi over at Jessi’s Kitchen created with Artisan Tropic plantain strips.
Jessi took nachos and just substituted the corn chips with plantain strips. When we saw it, it got us thinking: why didn’t we think of that? Jessi’s plantain nachos are loaded with delicious toppings and, as she writes on her blog, she paired them with a homemade, tangy BBQ sauce that is the perfect pairing to the natural sweetness of the plantains.
Plantain chips are wonderful right out of the bag, but there are so many other ways to enjoy them beyond dipping them in mayo or guac. Here are four unique ways to enjoy your chips. Give them a try!
1. Sprinkle Them On Salads
We love this idea by our friends at Barefoot Provisions, an online market of primal and paleo foods. Crush plantain chips, sprinkle on your favorite salad. Voila!
Plantain chips are delicious on their own but they’re also great for dipping. Since ours are cut into strips, they’re the perfect vehicle to scoop up dips and sauces. We love to make these three dips at home. They’re delicious, healthy and so easy to make. Give them a try and tell us what you think.
PS: Try them with our yucca strips, too.