Homemade Arepas

Arepas (Homemade Arepas) are a type of flatbread made from corn flour and popular in many Latin American countries, particularly in Colombia and Venezuela. They are a staple food in these countries and are often eaten with a variety of toppings or fillings.

Arepas are believed to have originated with the indigenous people of what is now Venezuela and Colombia. The word “arepa” is derived from the indigenous language of the area, and the food itself has been a part of the region’s cuisine for centuries.

Originally, arepas were made by grinding corn kernels into a paste and shaping the paste into flat rounds. Today, pre-made corn flour is commonly used to make arepas, which can be grilled, baked, or fried.

Arepas are a versatile food and can be eaten at any time of day. They can be served as a breakfast food with butter and cheese, or as a savory snack or meal with fillings such as meat, cheese, avocado, and beans.

In recent years, arepas have gained popularity outside of Latin America, with areperas (restaurants that specialize in arepas) opening up in many cities around the world.

Arepas are generally considered to be a healthy food option, as they are made from whole grains and can be filled with nutritious ingredients such as vegetables and lean proteins. However, like any food, arepas should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.



  • 2 cups of pre-cooked white cornmeal (such as Harina P.A.N)
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the pre-cooked white cornmeal, salt, and lukewarm water. Mix well until a smooth dough is formed.
  • Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  • Gently press each ball to form a patty shape about 1/2 inch thick and 3-4 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and brush with vegetable oil.
  • Cook the arepas for about 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  • Once cooked, let them cool slightly and then slice open to add your desired fillings.

Enjoy your homemade arepas!

2 responses to “Homemade Arepas”

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    Thanks for the recipe

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