Vegan “Jibarito”

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A jibarito is a traditional Puertorican style sandwich and would originally involve meat. Growing up I used to love going out and eating these with my mom who is a huge fan and would make them as home as a fun dinner night recipe. This is my vegan version of the famous jibarito and hope you guys enjoy it!


Vegan “JIbarito”

Keisha Oleaga
A jibarito is a traditional Puertorican style sandwich and would originally involve meat.
Course Main Course


  • 2 Green Plantains
  • 1 cup Oil for frying
  • 1 Cup Soaked Chickpeas
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne
  • Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Vegan Mayo
  • Ketchup


  • Peel the plantains and cut them in half and then cut those halves in half again down the middle.
  • Make sure the oil is hot
  • Fry the plantains until they are a yellow color
  • Remove them from the oil and arrange a cutting board surface and with either a plate or another cutting board, mash the plantain between the two boards, add a bit of plastic or aluminum it case it sticks. Don’t press down too hard you dont want it to be too thin
  • Add the slices you just mashed to the frying oil again and fry until crispy
  • Remove them from the fryer and set them aside on a plate with tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  • Now for the chickpea pattyBlend the onion, garlic, and chickpeas together in a food processor until everything is combines and a good patty consistency
  • Then bring everything to a bowl and add the condiments and spices you would like for flavor.
  • Form small oval like patties(since the plantain buns will be more oval than round
  • Add them to the fryer and fry for about 2-3 minutes on both sides until crispy or desired texture
  • Add toppings and condiments, such as lettuce , tomato, mayo, ketchup, to the bun and form your sandwich


Enjoy and get creative and have fun with it!
Keyword carribean food, hispanic, jibarito, latin america, latino, plantains, puertorican, vegan
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