I didn't create today's recipe all by myself. The recipe evolved from an Instagram Live event that I hosted with a wonderful Venezuelan friend of mine and true nutrition expert - Daniela Alceste. In our live, which you can find on the Bakd&Raw Instagram channel by the way, Daniela shares all her tips and tricks on how to make a healthy, balanced, vegan and super flavorful arepa with a vegetarian "reina pepiada filling".
I've eaten many arepas in the past few years as many of my friends are from Venezuela but I had never tried a version with Tofu - until now! And let me tell you, I was speechless. The combo was so good with its delicious fresh ingredients and vibrant colors.
In the following, I will share a few of my leanings from our live as well as Daniela's amazing veggie Arepas recipe. Read on.
The only specialty ingredient you need to make very authentic arepas is "Harina Pan" (Venezuelan white corn flour) (see image above).
I bought my Harina Pan on Amazon but if you live in a bigger city, chances are high to find Harina Pan in the international corner of a larger supermarket. This isn't any sort of advertisement. It's basically only "the one ingredient" every Venezuelan uses to make arepas.
I hope you enjoy this deliciously healthy, protein-loaded vegan interpretation of the Venezuelan classic Arepas with "Reina Pepiada" as much as I do. Especially for those who have travelled to Latin America and love the Latin kitchen, this is your dish. But also for everyone else, be courageous. I'm so sure you will love those veggie Arepas!
As always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe, or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
Love & plants, Karo