Print Recipe

Tuna Melt Tostones

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: plantains, tostones, tuna, tuna melt, tuna salad

Ingredients

Tuna Salad

  • 1 apple
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 small onion or half a medium sized onion
  • 3 3 oz tuna
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Tostones

  • 4-6 green plantains
  • Coconut oil for frying

Optional toppings

  • cheese
  • chives
  • parsley
  • sesame seeds
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions

Tuna Salad

  • Chop the apples, celery, and onions into small pieces. Place in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the tuna and mayonnaise to the same bowl and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Tostones

  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet on medium.
  • Peel the plantains. Slice each plantain into 3 chunks. Cut each chunk in half lengthwise.
  • Fry each chunk of plantain, about 2 -3 minutes per side, or until a light golden brown. They should NOT be cooked all the way through.
  • Remove plantains from frying pan. One at a time, place each chunk between two pieces of parchment paper. Using a plate or something flat, press down and flatten the plantain.
  • Place the flattened plantains back into the frying pan, and cook both sides for 2-3 minutes until they are crispy and golden.

Tuna Melt Tostones

  • Pre-heat the broiler on the oven. Place the rack on the top position.
  • Place the tostones onto a baking sheet. Spoon the tuna salad onto each tostone. If using cheese, place it on now.
  • Place the baking sheet under the broiler, and broil for only about 45 seconds. You want the salad heated and the cheese melted if you're using it.
  • When finished, top with any remaining optional toppings, and serve!