Healthy Baked Patacones with Mojo Sauce

stacked healthy baked patacones smashed plantains on a white plate with green mojo sauce

5 from 3 reviews

Healthy Baked Patacones with Mojo Sauce, a healthy take on the classic fried Colombian patacones (or sometimes called tostones). Smashed plantains baked and served with spicy mojo herb sauce. Delicioso!




Mojo Sauce



  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  2. Slice plantains into 1 inch (2.5 cm) sections. Place in a bowl and toss with oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Using a smooth-bottomed bowl or glass, smash each plantain (see photo above for example). Place smashed plantains on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes, then flip and bake about 5 minutes more (don’t burn!).
  4. If you’d like the patacones to be a bit crispier, heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan and heat them until they start to harden, about 3 minutes each side. Serve immediately with mojo sauce.

Mojo Sauce

  1. Place chopped garlic, cilantro, chopped green onions, and bit of olive oil in a food processor and pulse until chopped but not blended.
  2. Add the rest of the olive oil, salt, black pepper, red pepper, cumin, oregano, lime juice, and lime zest. Pulse until integrated, but not smooth (about 5-6 pulses).
  3. Serve with patacones.


Leftovers & Storage: Patacones can be kept in a airtight dish in the refrigerator for up to a week, but will soften over time. Heat over a pan to make them crispy again. Mojo sauce can be kept in refrigerator for 4-5 days and used over meats, vegetables, and in soups.

Dietary Prefereces: This recipe is vegan and does not contain any major allergens.