Cigna Wellbeing: Crispy Plantains.
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Crispy Plantains

Cooking time: 25 minutes| Serves 4

Our nutritionist says:

Plantain is a fruit, used in Caribbean, South American and Asian cuisines. It looks similar to a banana and is always cooked, as they are otherwise difficult to digest. The green plantains contain less sugar and are used in savory dishes, whereas when the skin turns brown, they become sweeter and are used for desserts. They are naturally low in fat and if you bake, boil or shallow fry, they can make a healthy snack or side dish.


  • 2 large plantains (choose ones with green or yellow skin)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or olive oil


  1. Peel the plantains and cut on the diagonal into chunks.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  3. Spread the plantain on a baking sheet and coat evenly with the oil.Bring to the boil and simmer gently for approx 15 minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle with the salt and paprika and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden and crispy. Serve warm or cool.Taste and add chilli flakes, salt and pepper to taste. 

Nutritional information:

  • Calories: 147 per 100g, 139 per serving
  • Saturated Fat: 1g per 100g, 0g per serving
  • Sugar: 14g per 100g, 13g per serving
  • Salt: 1.1g per 100g, 1g per serving
  • Fibre: 2g per 100g, 2g per serving