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Jun 26, 2008 01:39 PM

What to serve with a Cuban Sandwich?

Besides tostones, what else do you all recommend?
Oh & pastelitos for dessert.


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  1. Hmm...guacamole...grilled/roasted baby/spring onions (cebollitas).

    1. Black bean soup! I make mine with onions, tomatoes, green peppers, cumin, and oregano with a spoonful of sour cream on top. Getting some ham in there would be great, but I often omit it. You could also just do black beans and white rice.

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      1. re: Agent Orange

        I like the idea of a soup. If black beans aren't your thing, maybe this roasted eggplant soup?

        1. re: Marge

          I would add mojo to the yucca. The citrus and garlic gives it a nice balance.

          Black beans are also a staple. You could do yucca fries for a twist on traditional fries.

        2. I'd love a green salad topped with chunky mango salsa.

          1. Rather than tostones, opt for sweet maduros! Or is that double dessert?
            And second that black bean (soup) recommendation.

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            1. re: DiveFan

              I like the salad idea-a "cuban" version with thinly sliced onions, tomatoes, herbs and avocado or coleslaw with mangos and lime dressing.