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Air-Fried Tostones with Avocado Sauce

Points® value
Total Time
35 min
10 min
25 min
Traditional tostones are twice-fried, but we take a lighter air fryer approach to this savoury plantain snack. You’ll need to use green plantains, which taste more savoury-starchy than the sweet ripe yellow ones. The plantains are cut into chunks and air-fried until tender, then smashed and air-fried again to make crispy “chips.” The accompanying garlicky avocado sauce is great for dunking.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked plantain

2 medium, green, peeled and each cut into 8 (1-inch-thick) slices

Kosher salt

1 tsp(s), divided


cup(s), chopped, leaves and stems

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Fresh lime juice

1½ tbsp(s), or more to taste


1 medium, peeled, pitted, and cubed


1 clove(s), large, chopped


  1. Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 350°F. Place the plantain pieces in the air fryer basket and lightly coat them with cooking spray. Air-fry for 5 minutes; turn the plantain pieces over and air-fry until tender when pierced with a knife, about 5 minutes. Remove the plantain pieces to a cutting board or work surface.
  2. Preheat the air fryer, if necessary, to 400°F. Place each plantain piece inside a folded piece of parchment paper; flatten the plantain piece by pressing down with a mug or heavy glass. Coat the plantain pieces with cooking spray on both sides; sprinkle with ½ tsp salt. Arrange half of the plantain pieces in the air fryer basket. Air-fry until lightly browned and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes, turning over after 4 minutes. Repeat with the remaining plantain pieces.
  3. Meanwhile, in a mini food processor, process the cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and remaining ¼ tsp salt until the cilantro is finely chopped. Add the avocado and garlic; process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Serve the sauce with the tostones.
  4. Serving size: 4 tostones and about 3 tbsp sauce