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.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 topped arepa)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 130
  • Calories from fat: 38%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 5.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.7g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 339mg
  • Calcium: 103mg


  • 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. 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.
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