tostones Recipe from Fried plantains are a popular side dish in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. To reduce calories, oven-fry them and serve with a dipping sauce made with olive oil, minced garlic and salt & pepper!
♥Mofongo(mashed green plantain) with shrimp♥ is customarily made from fried green (unripe) plantains mashed together with garlic and pork rinds/cracklings. This particular recipe is thought to originate from Puerto Rico and there are similar mashed plantain dishes from the other Spanish speaking islands.
Ajo blanco soup: Ajoblanco is a popular Spanish cold soup. This dish is made of bread, crushed almonds, garlic, water, olive oil, salt and sometimes vinegar. It is usually served with grapes or slices of melon.