Guineos En Escabeche (Pickled Green Banana Salad)

This amazing Guineos En Escabeche is one of the most delicious green banana dishes. Boiled green bananas, sauteed onions, garlic, green olives. 

Guineos En Escabeche (Pickled Green Banana Salad)

Guineos En Escabeche is a traditional Puerto Rican pickled green banana salad recipe, it is similar to Yuca Con Mojo recipe, you may also enjoy Curtido Recipe.

Gueneos En Escabeche (Picked Green Banana Sad) is a staple in Puerto Rico, it is used with a method of marinating dishes called escabeche.

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Guineos En Escabeche (Pickled Green Banana Salad)

If you have never eaten boiled green bananas then you should try it, it is a healthy substitute for potatoes in the diet. Green bananas are basically unripe bananas, they have less sugar and more resistant starch than ripe bananas, Green bananas provide a great source of potassium, moderate source of fiber and a small amount of protein.

Green bananas have great health benefits, they are known to improve digestion, gut health. Due to the high levels of resistant starch in bananas, they are not digested but are moved by the fiber into the small intestines where they ferment and become a powerful prebiotic. 

Prebiotic improves gut health and lowers glycemic levels.

What Is Escabeche?

Escabeche is the method of cooking where meat or vegetable is cooked and marinated in an acidic mixture of vinegar but citrus juice is also used and spices. It is popular in Spain, Latin American, Caribbean cuisine and other countries that were at one point colonized by Spain, countries include the Philippines and Guam.

It is also prepared in Portugal and France,  in Jamaica, escovitch fish is prepared using this method, fish is seasoned and fried, then the vegetables are prepared in a marinade using vinegar, onion, garlic, carrot, bell pepper, pimento, and Scotch bonnet pepper.

Guineos En Escabeche Ingredients

  • Green bananas - are sold in most Caribbean grocers, Asian, and major supermarkets. Most time supermarkets stock green bananas, choose the ones that are bright green and hard when pressed with the fingers. 
  • Olive Oil - Use olive oil to saute the onions and garlic. If you are oil-free you can use some water or vegetable broth.
  • Red Onion - I used red onion for the beautiful contrasting color but yellow onion or shallots are great.
  • Garlic - I used 3 cloves of garlic but you can use to your own flavor.
  • Lime Juice - I love the fresh taste of the lime, traditionally vinegar or citrus is used.
  • Bay Leaf - added for extra flavor.
  • Green Olives - gives a nice flavor to the salad.
  • Salt 

How to make guineos en escabeche

How To Make Guineos En Escabeche?

  1. Bring salted water to boil on medium-high in a large pot. Peel bananas, add to the boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes until banana was fork tender. Remove from the heat, drain the bananas and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add onion and cook until vibrant, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, lime juice, bay leaf.
  3. Chop bananas and add to a large bowl, pour the sauteed onion mixture over the banana and gently stir, add green olives and salt to taste. Guineos En Escabeche tastes better the following day as the flavors meld. so keep refrigerated. 

What To Serve With Guineos En Escabeche?

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Nutrition

Energy:
159 kcal / 665 kJ
Fat:
5 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
30 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
15 min
Cooking:
20 min
Ready in:
35 min
For:
6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring salted water to boil on medium-high in a large pot. Peel bananas, add to the boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes until banana was fork tender.
  2. Remove from the heat, drain the bananas and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add onion and cook until vibrant, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, lime juice, bay leaf, cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Chop bananas and add to a large bowl, pour the sauteed onion mixture over the banana and gently stir, add green olives and salt to taste.
  5. Guineos En Escabeche tastes better the following day as the flavors meld. so keep refrigerated. 

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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