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Carne Asada Tostones with Roasted Garlic Chopped Salad

Twice fried plantains (tostones) topped with mashed avocado, chopped salad, and mojo marinated carne asada then drizzled with roasted garlic dressing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: carne asada, carne asada recipe, fried plantains, roasted garlic dressing, taylor farms, tostones
Servings: 15 tostones
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Jamie Silva


  • 1/2 lb flank steak
  • 1/3 cup mojo marinade
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ancho chili powder
  • 1/4  cup  chopped cilantro
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • large green plantains peeled and cut into 2” slices (make sure the plantains are thick in diameter)
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1 bag Taylor Farms Roasted Garlic Chopped Salad Kit
  • 1 small ripe avocado mashed


  • In a glass bowl or baking dish, add the flank steak. Pour the mojo marinade on top along with ancho chili powder, chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste (start with 1/2 teaspoon of each and go from there). Gently massage the marinade into the meat and make sure it is evenly coated. Place plastic wrap over the bowl/dish. Marinate for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Grill meat for 5-8 minutes on each side, depending on desired doneness. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes. Slice the flank steak against the grain then chop it into cubes. Set aside.
  • In a medium deep nonstick skillet, heat avocado oil over medium-high heat. Fry the thick plantain slices for about 5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Using a plantain press or a paper towel folded over, smash the plantains to about 1/2 inch thick. Fry the now smashed plantains for about 5 minutes in the same skillet, until golden brown on both sides. Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. (You can reuse the oil, if you’d like, so no need to discard.)
  • In a large bowl, add the Taylor Farms Roasted Garlic Chopped Salad Kit including the toppings but not the dressing.
  • To assemble, spread a spoonful of mashed avocado on top of each toston. Add a spoonful of the salad on top of the avocado then top with carne asada. Drizzle tostones with roasted garlic dressing. Enjoy!


*Transfer any leftover salad to a resealable bag with a paper towel to absorb the moisture.


Serving: 1toston | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 7.5g