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Give your parties a latin twist and enjoy crispy Plantain Cups filled with spicy guacamole. Perfect as finger food

Spicy Guacamole Plantain Cups

Give your parties a latin twist and enjoy crispy Plantain Cups filled with spicy guacamole. Perfect as finger appetizers to any party of celebration

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 cups
Calories 124 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan


For Plantain Cups

  • 3 Green Plantains (unripe)
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

For Spicy Guacamole

  • 3 Avocados from Mexico ripe
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 Jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 2-3 dashes TABASCO® Sauce or more if you'd like


For Plantain Cups

  1. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan until it reached 350 degrees F. 

  2. Make 1-2 vertical slits on the plantain to peel it easily

  3. Slice it into 1 inch chunks

  4. Deep fry for 4-5 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat and place over paper towels to drain the excess oil 

  5. Place the chunks one at a time in a citrus squeezer and squeeze to make the "cup" shape. Alternately, you can also place them in a mini muffin tins and use the handle of a wide wooden spoon to make the indentations in the middle

  6. Refry the cups again for 3-4 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels and fill 

For Spicy Guacamole

  1. Mash the Avocados using a fork. Add salt, pepper, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos. Mix until combined

  2. Add the 1 tablespoon of lime juice and mix. If needed, add more lime juice

  3. Finish the guacamole by added the TABASCO® Sauce


  1. Using a spoon, stuff the spicy guacamole in the cavities of the plantain cups. Garnish with a cilantro leaf and serve. 

Recipe Notes

*You can fry the plantain cups in advance and leave on the counter. When ready to serve, place them in a 375 F. oven for a few minutes to crisp up.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Guacamole Plantain Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.