Vegan Mofongo Recipe With Tostones

Mofongo is a traditional Puerto Rican dish made from mashed plantains, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bacon. The plantains are fried and mashed together with garlic and other ingredients until they form a ball shape. The ball is then typically served in a pilón (a wooden mortar and pestle) and filled with a meat or seafood stew, soup, or any other savory filling. Mofongo is a staple of Puerto Rican cuisine and is enjoyed in many Caribbean countries as well. Since it is a staple of Caribbean cuisine, it would be a good touch to serve it with a classic Caribbean snack like plantain tostones chips. To read more about what we could offer you, continue reading below to read more about making this dish with plantain chips instead of fried plantains.

Is Mofongo Vegan? 

Mofongo is typically not vegan as it contains pork cracklings or bacon as a key ingredient. However, it is possible to make a vegan version of mofongo with the right vegan mofongo recipe by omitting the pork and replacing it with other plant-based ingredients. For example, vegan mofongo can be made with vegetable broth instead of meat-based broth, and vegan bacon or mushrooms can be used as a substitute for pork. Additionally, some recipes may call for a vegetarian or vegan version of sofrito, a flavoring base that is typically made with onions, garlic, peppers, and sometimes ham or other meat. Overall, mofongo can be adapted to fit a vegan diet with some modifications to the traditional recipe. In this case, we will be using gluten-free diet snacks like tostones plantain chips to add a special touch to the mofongo. 

Vegetarian Mofongo Recipe

The flavorful vegetarian mofongo recipe could be found below: 


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Any flavored Prime Planet tostones of your choice.


  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the red and yellow bell peppers and zucchini to the skillet and cook until they are tender.
  • Pour the vegetable broth into the skillet and add dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer for a few minutes until the broth has reduced and the vegetables are fully cooked.
  • Use the mofongo filling as a dip for plantain chips and garnish with whatever you may like. 

How to Make Mofongo Sauce

Another option that you could use to use mofongo to maximize your snacking is to make the mofongo sauce as a dipping sauce. To make mofongo sauce, follow these steps for the best-tasting vegan mofongo recipe: 


  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of dried cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the tomato sauce, dried oregano, and dried cumin to the saucepan. Stir well and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. You can also adjust the seasoning by adding more spices if desired.
  • Serve the mofongo with the sauce on top or on the side, as a dipping sauce. Enjoy with your favorite Prime Planet tostones.

More About Prime Planet Tostones

Prime Planet is a purveyor of plantain chips that are here to make sure that our customers receive the highest quality products on the market. We offer more than just tips on making the best vegan mofongo recipe. Our full selection of products includes lime tostones, original tostones, sweet chili tostones, BBQ plantain tostones, habanero tostones, and more. Give us a call today to learn more. 

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