If you want to eat an arepa, but you also want something healthy, this option is for you: a pumpkin without cornmeal arepas, made with just two ingredients.
Just have cornstarch and pumpkin, and some filling for it such as avocado or white cheese, chicken, caprese salad, cheddar cheese, or whatever your creativity you dictate. This recipe is very easy and will take you only 15 minutes.
Ingredients (for 2 people):
- 1 kg of pumpkin
- 1 cup of cornstarch (or cornstarch)
- Salt to taste
The consistency of the pumpkin allows you to be the protagonist of many dishes. It also has a great consistency and flavor, ideal for these dishes.
He cooked the pumpkin by clicking their pieces with a fork and making sure they are soft yet firm. Remove it from the heat and let it cool a little. Instead of sancochar it, you can wrap it in paper, aluminum and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C. After 30 to 45 minutes, when the pulp is soft but solid, you can remove it and make a puree of pumpkin.
The consistency of the pumpkin should be firm, so the puree is consistent and generate a handle suitable for arepas.
If you herviste the pumpkin, strain the chunks to remove excess water (you can use a coffee filter, a clean cloth, gauze, fabric, etc.) and attempts to reserve a cup of pumpkin water to moisten the dough later.
Make a puree with the pumpkin pieces. It should be firm.
You can substitute cornstarch for rice flour if you prefer.
Put the puree in a bowl and add the cornstarch slowly while you are kneading. Add salt to taste and she continues kneading until a compact consistency.
If the mass you stick much to hands, slowly add more cornstarch or moisten your hands with a little oil.
Get a ball with the dough, divide it into two and form two balls. With each one, get a few discs of dough (if you wish, can add you flaxseed powder or seeds Chia to mass, to enrich it).
Pre-calienta el sartén o el budare (algo así como una plancha de metal usada en venezuela para cocinar arepas y cachapas) y ponle un poquito de aceite. Luego, puedes pasarlas por el horno para que queden más doradas.
Cocina cinco minutos por cada lado en la sartén o budare, y luego cúbrelas con la tapa de un cazo para que se termine de cocer de forma pareja.
Now you can already serve your arepa as you like:
I bet you can already feel the sweet taste of the pumpkin with melted white cheese, or tuna salad. Black beans (black beans, beans, carotas, burritos, or gallo pinto) combine also exquisite.