Mashed Plantains With Leeks and Fresh Herbs Recipe

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Mashed Plantains With Leeks and Fresh Herbs
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  1. Bring 7 cups water and broth to boil in heavy, large pot. Add plantains. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer until plantains are very tender and yellow-orange (some may begin to come out of peel), about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Cool plantains 10 minutes. Remove peel using hands or small paring knife. Transfer plantains to large glass bowl. Add 1/2 cup of reserved cooking liquid and mash plantains until smooth, adding more liquid by tablespoonfuls to thin mixture, if desired. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter with olive oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek and sauté until tender but not browned, about 6 minutes. Stir in thyme and parsley. Add leek mixture to mashed plantains; stir to blend. (Can be made 1 hour ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Microwave on high until heated through before continuing.).
  3. Mix sour cream and cumin into hot plantains. Season with salt and pepper. If using last tablespoon of butter, cut into small cubes. Scatter butter and pecans over; serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 140.04 Kcal (586 kJ)
Calories from fat 119.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.28g 20%
Cholesterol 16.48mg 5%
Sodium 42.37mg 2%
Potassium 154.3mg 3%
Total Carbs 4.57g 2%
Sugars 0.63g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 3%
Protein 2.76g 6%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 92.7mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 27.14 Kcal (114 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.58g 20%
Cholesterol 3.19mg 5%
Sodium 8.21mg 2%
Potassium 29.91mg 3%
Total Carbs 0.89g 2%
Sugars 0.12g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 3%
Protein 0.53g 6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 6%
Iron 0.3mg 8%
Calcium 18mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.7
  • 4

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

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