This is pita containing fried plantains, avocado, arugula, and portabello mushrooms.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the plantain pieces just until tender but still firm. Remove from heat, and drain on paper towels. Stand the plantain pieces on end, and with a small dish or the bottom of a cup, gently flatten the plantains. Return to oil, and continue cooking until golden brown. Remove from heat, and drain on paper towels.

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  • Place the mushrooms in the skillet with remaining coconut oil over medium heat, and cook until tender.

  • Stuff pita bread halves with equal amounts of the plantain, mushrooms, avocado, and arugula to serve.

Nutrition Facts

596.7 calories; 6.9 g protein; 40.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 176.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
This was such an excellent combination of flavors and textures! Sweet savory creamy crispy--wonderful! And it was so easy to make. I think this would also make a great salad--with the oil from the mushrooms and the avocado you wouldn't even need dressing. This was my first time cooking plantains but it definitely won't be my last. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2007
I did not care for this. I thought is was bland. Interesting dish though. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
This was such an excellent combination of flavors and textures! Sweet savory creamy crispy--wonderful! And it was so easy to make. I think this would also make a great salad--with the oil from the mushrooms and the avocado you wouldn't even need dressing. This was my first time cooking plantains but it definitely won't be my last. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
Excellent beats a burger any day. Added a little horseradish for extra flavor. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2005
This was really good. The flavor is so complex and exciting. I couldn't find coconut oil so I just used canola... I'm sure it would have been even better with the coconut. Also I used a little less arugula because I didn't have that much on hand. It was still really yummy. Highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
I don't know whether it was just because I was starving or what but this was one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted. Can't wait to have the leftovers... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
Surprisingly good. I like all of the ingredients separately but I was unsure of how they would go together. We only needed 1/2 cup of oil and about 1/4 of the cup was left over after cooking. Great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
This dish was awesome nice combinations and taste wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
This was SO good. I couldn't find coconut oil so I used sesame instead. It turned out great but I am going to try and find the coconut. The flavors compliment each other so well and the textures blend beautifully. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2008
absolutely the best very filling Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
delish! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2007
I did not care for this. I thought is was bland. Interesting dish though. Read More
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