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This plantain salad is enhanced with homemade vinaigrette and avocados. | tchakayiti.com

Haitian-style plantain salad with avocados

Please don’t hate me for not including proportions. Since I am not a fan of onions, I probably wouldn’t be fair in the amount I suggest. I thus highly recommend that you sample this salad as you go and adjust all the ingredients to your taste.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


For the vinaigrette

  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • ½ part water
  • 3 parts olive oil
  • 1 or 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For the salad

  • 2-3 medium sized plantains
  • ½ avocado optional
  • Onion to taste
  • Shallots to taste
  • Green Bell Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


For the vinaigrette

  1. Combine all the ingredients and set aside

For the salad

  1. Wash the plantains
  2. Transfer them to a pot filled with salted water
  3. Boil them until fully cooked
  4. Peel the cooked plantains and cut them into chunks
  5. Chop the onion, shallots, bell pepper and parsley and combine them with the plantains
  6. Cut and slice the avocado
  7. Add them to the plantain mix

  8. Drizzle generously with the vinaigrette and mix. Be careful not to stir too much so as not to mash the avocados

  9. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary
  10. Let marinate for about an hour in the vinaigrette so as to allow the flavors to fully develop
  11. Serve as a cold side with your favorite meal