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Plantain Garlic Soup
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Plantain Garlic Soup

35 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Garlicky plantain soup is a favorite in southern Ecuador—and maybe soon in your house, too! Bonus: Our version takes about 35 minutes to make.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2-1/2 qt. (10 cups) water
2 lb. green plantains, ends trimmed, peeled
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
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Let's Make It
1
Bring water to boil in large saucepan. Add plantains; cover. Cook 15 min. Drain plantains, reserving 1-1/4 qt. (5 cups) of the cooking water.
2
Cut plantains into 2-inch chunks; place in food processor or blender container. Add garlic and the reserved cooking water; cover. Process until smooth.
3
Return plantain mixture to saucepan. Add milk and salt; mix well. Bring to boil, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese and sour cream; cook until cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with the cilantro.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and a whole wheat roll.
Tip 2
Food Facts
This soup is a favorite in southern Ecuador, where it is often made with less milk and served with rice. Be sure to use a non-aluminum pot or spoon when preparing this soup since the aluminum utensils can cause the soup to discolor.
Nutrition
Calories
220
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
10%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 490mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
10%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 15g
30%
Protein 9g
18%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
20%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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