AVOCADO + CHICKPEA AREPAS

A light and healthy filling of chickpeas + avocado stuffed into a warm arepa. A great Vegetarian arepa filling!

AVOCADO + CHICKPEA AREPAS

INGREDIENTS
For the Chickpeas + Avocado
  1. 2 Large Avocado, roughly diced
  2. 2 Tablespoons Vegan Mayonnaise
  3. 1 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  4. 1 15 Once Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  5. ½ Red Bell Pepper, seeded and diced small
  6. ½ Japapeno, seeded and finely minced
  7. 2-3 Tablespoons Red Onion, finely diced
  8. 1 Small Garlic Clove, finely minced
  9. 3 Tablespoons Cilantro, finely chopped
  10. ½ Tsp Sea Salt, or to taste
  11. Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

For Arepas
  1. 2 Cups Warm Water
  2. 1 Tsp Salt
  3. 2 Cups P.A.N. Corn Flour
  4. ½ Cup additional warm water, if needed
  5. Vegetable Oil

INSTRUCTIONS
For the filling:
  • In a mixing bowl add the diced avocado, vegan mayonnaise, and lime juice. Mix with a fork until the avocado is nice and creamy. Add in the drained chickpeas and mash with a fork. You just want to break the chickpeas apart; it is ok to leave some of the chickpea whole.
  • Add the rest of the filling ingredients. Gently combine the ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more salt or lime juice if needed.
  • Place in the fridge. Chill until ready to use. I recommend at least 1 hour of chill time. A few hours is even better.