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Recipes » Main Dish » Reina Pepiada Arepa
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1 (14-ounce) can jackfruit, drained

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp turmeric

¼ tsp cumin

½ onion, diced

1 cup chopped cilantro

1 tsp white vinegar

1 avocado, pitted and peeled

Sprouts to taste

Salt and pepper to taste


1 Place the jackfruit in a saucepan and add enough water to cover. Boil for 15 minutes.

2 Drain the jackfruit, rinse with cool water, and shred the jackfruit completely with your hands.

3 Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the jackfruit, garlic powder, turmeric, and cumin. Add a little water or vegetable broth, as needed, to prevent the ingredients from sticking, and sauté for 5 minutes. When finished, remove from heat.

4 Meanwhile, combine the onion and cilantro in a bowl.

5 In a separate container, add the plant-based mayonnaise, white vinegar, and avocado.

6 Mash the avocado with a fork until it becomes pureed and incorporated well with the mayonnaise.

7 Combine the three elements of the filling: the onion and chopped cilantro mixture, the mashed avocado mixture, and the sautéed jackfruit. Mix well.


1 Heat the arepas and cut them lengthwise.

2 Fill the arepas with the prepared jackfruit mixture and add sprouts if you like.

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