Arepas with Cheese and Fresh Tomatoes

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.


6 servings (serving size: 1 topped arepa)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.