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!
- 2 Green Plantains
- 1 cup Oil for frying
- 1 Cup Soaked Chickpeas
- 1 Small Yellow Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- Sesame Seeds
- 1 Tomato
- Vegan Mayo
- 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