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Colombian Arepas

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a quick and easy recipe to make delicious Colombian arepas. They are usually served for breakfast, as a side dish, or even for a quick meal."
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20 m servings 125
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 arepas)


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  1. Mix water, corn meal, mozzarella cheese, butter, and salt together in a large bowl. Knead until mixed well and the dough has a soft consistency. Form balls the size of a medium orange and place them between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Flatten with a rolling pin to your desired thickness.
  2. Cut the dough into circles using a cereal bowl or drinking glass, lip-down, through the plastic wrap. Remove the plastic wrap and remove excess dough.
  3. Coat a griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Add arepas and grill until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If the dough is too dry, add a little bit more water. If it's too moist, add more corn flour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 125 calories; 5.2 13.9 5.8 17 325 Full nutrition

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These are delicious. We ate ours with salsa and queso fresco and it was amazing. I'd suggest cooking with actual oil, rather than cooking spray. It crisps up the edges and adds a nuance to the ...

wonderful recipe...came out very tasty and perfectly done...