Baked tostones are topped with avocado and tomato salsa.
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Baked Tostones with Mashed Avocado and Fresh Tomato Salsa

Baked tostones made with green plantains create a quick and delicious side dish or party appetizer. Top them with super yummy flavors like avocado and fresh tomato salsa or your topping of choice!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword healthy, party food, plantains, vegetarian, vegetarian appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lyn Croyle


  • 2 greenish-yellow plantains
  • 1 T olive oil
  • ½ tsp Adobe seasoning
  • 1-2 avocadoes mashed
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 roma tomatoes finely diced
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove peel of plantain and cut the plantain into 1” pieces (you may need to slice the side of the peel to remove).
    Peeling the green plantain with a knife.
  • Place pieces onto baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Combine olive oil and Adobe seasoning. Lightly brush each piece of plantain on the top and the sides as well.
    Brush the plantain pieces with olive oil.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the plantains are cooking, mash the avocado and add lime juice from one lime and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the plantains from the oven and using a glass mash the plantains until they are flat and about ¼ thick. Flip the plantain over so the uncooked side is on the bottom. Brush the new side up with the remaining olive oil and adobe mixture. Place the plantains back in the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
    Use a glass or other heavy object to press down and smash the plantains.
  • While plantains are cooking a second time, combine tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and juice of one lime.
  • When plantains are ready, remove from oven and allow to cool until you can handle.
    Baked tostones on baking sheet are ready to come out of the oven.
  • When cooled, top each tostone with a spoon of mashed avocado and garnish with pico de gallo on top.
    Closeup of baked tostone topped with guacamole and tomato salsa
  • Serve immediately for best flavor and texture.


It is possible to prepare the tostones ahead of time and then reheat for a few minutes when you are ready to serve. These make a great side for a bowl of beans or chili. You may want to also consider serving them as an appetizer option for your next party.