Top Rated Arepas Recipes

Arepas are corn pockets, like pitas, that have origins in the indigenous tribes of South America. A popular street food or snack in Venezuela and Colombia, they can be eaten plain but are usually split and stuffed with savory fillings. This filling is a classic combination of black beans and queso fresco, but you can fill these with anything you like. Other suggested fillings include shredded cooked chicken or pork, corn salad with onion and fresh herbs, tomatoes, and avocado. Note that this calls for arepa flour, which is precooked yellow or white cornmeal. Sometimes sold as masarepa or harina precocida, it can be found in Latin American markets and some supermarkets, and is not the same as masa harina. This recipe is gluten-free and, if the cheese is left out, vegan. -Linda Shiue Excerpted from SPICEBOX KITCHEN: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes by Linda Shiue, MD. Copyright © 2021. Available from Hachette Go, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
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These Latin American corn pancakes have the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors. To make the popular Venezuelan street food really shine, top it shredded pork or roasted veggies. This recipe by Leah Eskin originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune.
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