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Venezuelan street vendors stuff thick arepas with rice or eggs. Our recipe creates thin arepas, which are best topped with beans, salsa, and cheese.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2008


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1 topped arepa)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

163 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 25.6g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 7mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 362mg; calcium 118mg.