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Colombian Arepas Recipe

May 22, 2024 By: Bunnie's Kitchen

Colombian Arepas Recipe. Arepas are a corn based cake that originated from Venezuela and Colombia. The Colombian arepa features "Masarepa" which is a white corn meal flour. Stuffed with small amounts of vegetables, meat, or cheese. This is a healthy meal that contains fiber. Arepas can be a street food that contains a blast of flavor. I love filling mine with cilantro, lime, fried plantains, mozzarella, and black beans. Arepas are a two step cooking / baking process. When mixing the arepa, add water in increments when mixing. A great tip when forming the arepa is to use water in a bowl when dipping hands, to prevent stickiness during shaping. First fry the arepas in butter each side for about a minute or two. Then bake at 400 ° F flipping halfway for 10 minutes. Let cool down be at least 5 minutes so the arepa doesn't fall apart when slicing the middle. Add this easy recipe to your Bunnie's Kitchen recipe book!

Category : Meat Eater, Omnivore, Vegan, Vegetarian


Colombian Arepas Recipe, White Corn Meal Masarepa, Butter, Warm Water, Salt, Shredded Mozzarella

Bake: 400 ° F

Stovetop: Medium - High Heat

Course: Lunch/ Dinner

Bake Time: 10 Minutes

Stovetop Time: 5

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total: 30 Minutes



*Cool down 5 minutes before slicing

Arepa Base:

  • 2 Cups White Corn Meal Masarepa

  • 1.5 Tbsp Butter

  • 1 1/4 Cup Warm Water

  • 2 Tsp Salt

  • 1/2 Tbsp Butter Frying

  • Optional: 1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella

Arepa Filling :

  • Lime

  • Cilantro

  • Mozzarella

  • Avocado

  • Shredded Chicken / Beef / Steak / Shrimp

  • Fried Plantains

  • Black Beans

  • Tomato

  • Fried Egg

  • White Onion / Red Pickled Onion


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