Arepas with Savory Topping

Arepas with Savory ToppingRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Venezuelan street vendors stuff thick arepas with rice or eggs. Our recipe creates thin arepas, which are best topped with beans, salsa, and cheese.


6 servings (serving size: 1 topped arepa)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 163
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 4.9 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 7.1 g
Carbohydrate 25.6 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 362 mg
Calcium 118 mg


6 Arepas
6 tablespoons Avocado Salsa
9 tablespoons crumbled queso fresco


1. Arrange arepas on a platter. Spoon 1/4 cup Simple Black Beans onto each arepa. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon Avocado Salsa and 1 1/2 tablespoons queso fresco.