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Vegan Arepa

Vegan Arepas

Together with our marinated grilled tofu and a creamy vegan sauce, these Vegan Arepas will gain a place in your heart immediately.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Latin America Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 219 kcal



To serve:

  • Creamy Vegan Sauce
  • Marinated Grilled Tofu


  • 1 bunch arugula
  • ½ red onion sautéed
  • 1 pinch red chilly if you like it spicy


  • Make the Marinated Grilled Tofu Recipe (link in notes).
  • Make the 5-Minutes Creamy Sauce for Everything in the Notes.
  • Mix the pre-cooked cornmeal, water, and salt. in a bowl Knead for 2 minutes and let it rest for another 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into four balls and flatten them with your hands until you get discs of about three inches. Shape the discs, so they resemble a flying saucer, pressing more on the edges and less on your palm’s souls.
  • Cook them on a grill on medium heat for five minutes on each side.
  • Meanwhile cut the red onions and sauté with one teaspoon of cooking oil and optionally adding the remaining juice of the grilled tofu marinade (should have some ginger, garlic, and soy sauce).
  • When the arepas are ready, cut them carefully on one side, without cutting them all the way through, and stuff them with the sauce, the sautéed onions, arugula, and tofu chunks.


Recipes of suggested garnishes:
Marinated Grilled Tofu
Creamy Vegan Sauce
Wine Pairing by our Sommelier Ramón Barreiro @pejo_barreiro
  • Spain - Dry White - Albariño (Rías Baixas)
  • Portugal - Fortified Dry or Semi-Dry - "Rainwater" Madeira


Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 594mgPotassium: 192mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 1mg
Keyword arepa, corn, quick
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