Authentic Columbian Arepas

Vegan Arepas

It’s our favorite day of the week, Taco Tuesday! Change it up this week with these soft and fluffy Arepa’s. With only using 4 ingredients, this recipe is a great and easy weekday meal. After pan frying (or baking) these South American treats to perfection, you will want to try filling your Arepa’s with a variety of food! One of my favorite fillings is fresh jackfruit from Bedner’s Farm. It is a great “texture” if you are looking for an arepa with shredded “meat,” add beans, guacamole, tomato and enjoy! Don’t forget to try this with my Ancho Chili Sauce – it’s the perfect finishing touch for Taco Tuesday!

Vegan Arepas

Yields 10 arepas


2 cups P.A.N Harina Blanca – Pre-cooked White Corn Meal

4 Tbsp. Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks

2 1/4 cups of hot water

1 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Pink Salt, for flavor


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, melted butter, and salt. Slowly add the hot water in increments and mix until a dough-like consistency has formed.
    • Note** Do not allow dough to get gooey, it should be slightly wet.
  2. Next, grab a handful of the dough (roughly 1/4 cup) and roll it in to a round sphere. Flatten dough in to a disk shape using the palm of your hand.
  3. Drizzle oil into frying pan and turn on medium-high heat. Cook arepas for 2-3 minutes on each side or until slightly golden brown.
  4. Allow to cool and slice in half. Add desired fillings and enjoy.

Chef’s tip: For added flavor, you may choose to add some extra seasonings: cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, or adobe all purpose seasoning.