Sweet-heat Plantain Tacos

After eating at an upscale taco restaurant where my son had ordered a variety of vegetarian tacos, he asked if we could create our own at home. His favorite was a using a plantain used as the "meat" in his taco. So after a few attempts we got it!

Recipe Tags


Example: #Lunch #Sandwhich #BBQ

Cuisine Tags


Example: #Spanish #Mexican

Created on

Favorited: 0

Your Rating

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 05:00

Cook Time: 10:00

Main Ingredients

4 large, ripe plantains*

4 tbs coconut sugar (can substitute raw turbinado sugar)

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp salt (i prefer pink himalaya salt)

1 drop dōterra cinnamon oil**

2 tbs coconut oil

flour or corn taco shells


1Mix coconut sugar, ground cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and salt in a large mixing bowl.

2Peel and slice plantains (about 1/4 inch on the diagonal) and add sliced plantains to a mixing bowl to toss with spices.

3Add coconut oil and drop of cinnamon oil to a large metal or cast iron skillet warmed over medium heat.

4Once pan is hot, add coated plantains and spread into a single layer. Sauté on one side for 2-3 minutes, then flip and sauté on the other side for 2-3 minutes more. Turn down heat if browning too quickly. You're going for a caramelized effect. Set aside.

5Serve in taco shells (our favorite are small flour shells)

Additional Notes


Black beans

Diced onion

Avocado or guacamole


Mango salsa



Fresh jalapeño

Fresh lime wedge to squeeze

  • Make sure your plantains are deep yellow with brown spots and tender to the touch. Otherwise, their flavor won't be as developed and they can be chewy in texture.

** If you don't have dōTERRA cinnamon oil contact me or you can substitute 1 tsp of ground cinnamon added to the spices.

Reviews: 0

Select A Menu

Create A New Menu

Please enter a menu name

This menu name already exists. Please choose a different name



This recipe was added to . You can view here or close this window


Recipe Embed

Do you have questions or need help embedding recipes? Contact us at

In your blog post, create a "Link" with the text;

Set the link's URL or "href" to the below URL.

The link must include "?embed=link" and any additional parameters

In the footer of your blog (or below your blog post content) add the recipe embed code. This code can be embedded globally on your entire website, for use with all Kulinarian embeds.

You may need to refresh your page or blog post to see the recipe populate.

Detailed Instructions For Site-builders & CMS's