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Plantain Pizza

 
Plantain Pizza
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This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.47

$1.47 per serving

95 people like this recipe

95 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 dairy-free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:90%

Spoonacular Score: 90%

 

The recipe Plantain Pizza could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in roughly 45 minutes. One serving contains 659 calories, 27g of protein, and 23g of fat. This recipe serves 3 and costs $1.47 per serving. A few people made this recipe, and 95 would say it hit the spot. It works well as an affordable main course. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. Head to the store and pick up oil, bell pepper, sugar, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the oil you could follow this main course with the Vegan Mango Banana Bread as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 91%. This score is outstanding. Try How to Spiralize a Plantain & Plantain “Rice” and Beans, Temptation Plantain, and Plantain Cupcakes for similar recipes.

Chianti, Verdicchio, and Trebbiano are great choices for Italian. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. One wine you could try is Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva. It has 4 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 23 dollars.

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva

Intense ruby red color. Clear notes of strawberries, raspberries, spice and vanilla stand out on the nose. The wine is soft and enfolding on the palate; the right balance between acidity and tannins leaves a pleasant and persistent aftertaste in the mouth.Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup beef
beef
1
1  bell pepper
bell pepper
1 handful
1 handful bell peppers
bell peppers
2 cups
2 cups bread flour
bread flour
1 cube
1 cube ice cube
ice cube
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp oil
oil
1 tsp
1 tsp oil
oil
1 handful
1 handful onions
onions
1
1  plantain
plantain
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps sugar
sugar
1
1  tomato
tomato
0.75 cups
0.75 cups water
water
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps yeast
yeast
1 cup beef
1 cup
beef
1  bell pepper
1
bell pepper
1 handful bell peppers
1 handful
bell peppers
2 cups bread flour
2 cups
bread flour
1 cube ice cube
1 cube
ice cube
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp
oil
1 tsp oil
1 tsp
oil
1 handful onions
1 handful
onions
1  plantain
1
plantain
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
0.5 tsps sugar
0.5 tsps
sugar
1  tomato
1
tomato
0.75 cups water
0.75 cups
water
1.5 tsps yeast
1.5 tsps
yeast

Equipment

plastic wrap
plastic wrap
rolling pin
rolling pin
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
rolling pin
rolling pin
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Afrolems

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.49
Ingredient
1 cup beef
1 bell pepper
2 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon oil
1 plantain
1 tomato
1.5 teaspoons yeast
Price
$1.75
$0.60
$0.43
$0.04
$0.01
$0.50
$0.46
$0.69
$4.48

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand with gluten-free bread flour.

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • If you've never cooked with plantains before, it is important to make sure you buy them ripe. Unripe plains are green. Instead, you will want to look for yellow plantains with brown spots or even a nearly black plantain for a sweet-tasting fruit.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
659 Calories
26g Protein
23g Total Fat
86g Carbs
28% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
659
33%

Fat
23g
36%

  Saturated Fat
6g
41%

Carbohydrates
86g
29%

  Sugar
12g
14%

Cholesterol
53mg
18%

Sodium
839mg
37%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
26g
54%

Vitamin C
67mg
82%

Selenium
45µg
65%

Vitamin B1
0.83mg
55%

Folate
210µg
53%

Vitamin A
2268IU
45%

Manganese
0.78mg
39%

Vitamin B3
7mg
37%

Vitamin B6
0.69mg
35%

Zinc
4mg
31%

Vitamin B2
0.48mg
28%

Phosphorus
278mg
28%

Vitamin B12
1µg
27%

Fiber
6g
25%

Potassium
823mg
24%

Vitamin B5
1mg
19%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Magnesium
68mg
17%

Iron
2mg
17%

Copper
0.31mg
16%

Vitamin K
11µg
11%

Calcium
39mg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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