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Arepas with Cheese and Fresh Tomatoes

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 topped arepa)
These arepas are ideal as a snack or appetizer. To serve as a main dish for six, double the recipe and plate two topped arepas per diner.

Ingredients

  • 6 Arepas
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 slices
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 130
  • caloriesfromfat 38 %
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 5.1 g
  • carbohydrate 15.7 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 339 mg
  • calcium 103 mg

How to Make It

  1. Arrange arepas on a platter. Layer each arepa with 1 mozzarella slice and about 1/3 cup tomatoes. Sprinkle tomato layer evenly with pepper and salt. Drizzle with oil, and top with basil.