DIY Homemade Plantain Solutions

Plantain Omelet

Plantain omelets are a great way to use this pleasant herb, while boosting your morning intake of valuable vitamins. It will also give your regular omelet a new twist, and the delicious flavor is bound to make you a fan.

What you need:

  • A few plantain leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, fine chopped
  • 1 medium onion
  • Finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions:

  • Add a dash of olive oil to a saucepan. Sauté the garlic, onions and plantain leaves in the pan.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl to a smooth consistency
  • Add the cooled, sautéed garlic, onions and plantain leaves, and finely grated mozzarella cheese, and beat until the mixture is consistent
  • Heat some oil in a pan. Pour mixture in the heated oil, and fry.
  • Turn the omelet. Place in a plate. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Plantain

Potato Plantain Soup

This delicious clear soup owes its goodness to the incredible harmony of potatoes and plantain. It is full of vegetarian goodness, and is chock full of vitamins and minerals.

Things you need:

  • 2 cups of finely chopped plantain leaves
  • 6 small potatoes
  • About 8 cups of water
  • One large onion, coarsely chopped
  • Parsley, coarsely chopped
  • Three cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and water to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Two large egg whites

Instructions:

  •  Sauté the onion, garlic and plantain leaves in olive oil.
  • Pour in water and add the potatoes.
  • Simmer for about 45 minutes.
  • Mash the potatoes to get a rich, creamy consistency.
  • Add in the parsley.
  • Whisk the egg whites.
  • Pour in the egg whites in a thin trickle and stir the soup in order to get an egg net.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve piping hot for best results.

Plantain Tea

A plantain tea is a perfect way to get all the goodness of plantain in one go. It is a soothing tea that can be flavored with peppermint, cinnamon and vanilla to get a truly invigorating and healthy tea. Have this tea by itself in the morning to get your early morning dose of vitamins, or later in the day to combat stress.

Things you need:

  • Half a cup of plantain leaves
  • Optional: half a cup of peppermint and a stick of cinnamon
  • a large cup of water

Instructions:

  • Boil the water in a kettle.
  • Finely chop the plantain leaves and the peppermint.
  • Add the leaves in a stainless steel mesh tea ball.
  • Steep in hot water for a few minutes.
  • Add sugar if necessary, but avoid if possible.
  • Serve lukewarm.

 

Plantain Salad

Plantain leaves provide the crunchy feeling that work great in salads. They also have a great flavor that works great in any salad. The vitamin and mineral goodness contained in its leaves is the reason why this salad is a great idea.

Things you need:

  • One bowl plantain leaves
  • One large onion, chopped into rings and separated
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar or lemon juice

Instructions:

  • Wash the plantain leaves and drain.
  • Place the leaves, onions in a salad bowl.
  • Throw in a dash of olive oil.
  • Pour a dash of vinegar or lemon juice for flavor
  • Toss the leaves.
  • Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top.

So this is plantain. A weed that you have probably plucked out countless times from your flower beds.

A persistent weed that keeps growing – in wall cracks and in dull corners – despite all the herbicides and all the unfriendliness the cruel world throws at it.

But it hides in its despised frame more goodness than your average spinach. It is time to introduce this amazing plant in your diet and to your lifestyle. Enjoy the weed and all its healthy goodness, and see this much despised plant in a whole new light

How to grow plantain.

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