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Mojo Chicken Caesar Salad with Plantain Croutons

Mojo Chicken Caesar Salad with Plantain Croutons

A simple chicken caesar salad made with mojo chicken breast, twice fried plantains as croutons, and a lightened up creamy caesar dressing!

In case you’re new here (hi!), you should know – I loooove Cuban food. Why? Because I’m Cuban! Well, I wasn’t born there but both of my parents are Cuban. That makes me Cuban, right?

Geez, I said that word 4 times. 

Being Cuban means you grow up eating a LOT of carbs.

It was a hard job but someone had to do it. ;)

There was always tostones as a side dish on the table and sometimes there was mojo chicken too. Actually, my mom would add mojo to EVERYTHING.

Even salmon.

Yikes.

But that’s neither here nor there. The bottom line is Cuban food is my life blood and I’m always trying to figure out ways to incorporate it into my daily life.

Today I turned elements of my Cuban roots into a salad!

Aside from making juicy mojo chicken breast, you make crispy twice fried plantains to use as croutons!

Um YES PLEASE. I’ll take tostones as croutons ANY DAY.

Oh wait and the lightened up Caesar dressing? HELLO. SO GOOD.

I’d been wanting to make a homemade Caesar dressing without funky ingredients (and without anchovies because…anchovies). I found this recipe online and it tastes pretty freaking close to the real thing!

So pumped for you guys to give this mojo chicken caesar salad a try.

BRB. Gonna go make this BOMB Mojo Chicken Caesar Salad with Tostone Croutons! #asassyspoonClick To Tweet

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Guava BBQ Pulled Pork Tostones

Guava BBQ Pulled Pork Tostones

Using leftover pulled pork and leftover guava BBQ sauce, it only takes 15 minutes to make tostones and assemble these Guava BBQ Pulled Pork Tostones!

Who needs chips and salsa or a bread basket as an appetizer when you can have these tostones!

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new ways to use leftovers. I hate wasting food so clever ideas like this recipe are right up my alley. Aside from that, these are great for entertaining too!

The last thing you want to do when you have friends and family coming over is slave over a hot stove. Many times, I’ve been guilty of this. I’ve found myself cooking up a storm instead of just relaxing with my friends and enjoying their company.

Recipes like these are perfect for those occasions. All you need to do is fry up some plantains (actually, these are fried twice) and add whatever topping you’d like on top. Tostones are quick and easy to make. Not to mention, salty, crunchy and delicious!

Whenever you have leftovers, like Cuban-style pulled pork and deliciously sweet guava BBQ sauce, you can use both to top these tostones (twice fried plantains) in just 15 minutes!

Give them a try and let me know what your friends say once you make them!

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