SPECIAL OFFER - Limited Time Only!

(The ad below will not display on your printed page)

20 minute dinner recipes

Print Now

Plantain Soup (Sopa de Platanos)


From EatingWell:  September/October 2007

Shredded plantains and fresh cilantro combine in a refreshing Puerto Rican soup.

8 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes



  1. Shred plantains using the large holes of a box grater.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and 1/4 cup cilantro; cook, stirring, until the garlic is softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth and water and bring to a boil. Stir in plantains and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until the plantains are tender and the soup is thickened, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese and garnish with a lime wedge.


Per serving : 121 Calories; 2 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 6 mg Cholesterol; 23 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 315 mg Sodium; 346 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit

Tips & Notes