Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 4 servings Calories 516.7

Mofongo is a fried plantain-based dish from Puerto Rico. It is typically made with fried green plantains mashed together in a pilon (which consists of a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bits of bacon. This version is completely vegan. It was delicious and everyone enjoyed it!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 large green plantains, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons homemade sofrito
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (.18 ounce) packet sazon seasoning
  • ½ cup vegetable broth, or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Fill a 1-quart pot with water; boil plantains with a pinch of salt until easily pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.
  2. 2 Mash plantains with tomato sauce, cilantro, sofrito, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, and sazon in a mortar or glass bowl. Incorporate the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and enough vegetable broth to ensure that mofongo sticks together but is dry enough to easily slip out of a container. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3 Serve mofongo on top of the remaining 5 tablespoons vegetable broth in a bowl.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 516.7
  • Carbohydrate 114.2 g
  • Fat 9.6 g
  • Fiber 9.2 g
  • Protein 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 680 mg
  • Sugar 54.2 g

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Chef's Notes

You can also mash the mofongo in in individual small mortars.


  1. The mofongo was great. Tastes like home. It was a little bit wet. Next time I’ll add less liquid.
  2. I liked the incorporation of tomato sauce and sofrito in this recipe so I made it this way but also added 1/8 cup crisp bacon and used chicken broth. No salt necessary; I added only cayenne.