Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Serving Size
1 arepa
1 cup of corn meal (P.A.N. brand is recommended)
1 ¼ cup of water*
1/8 teaspoon of salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F Mix the corn meal with the water and the salt, until there are no lumps, then let the mixture rest for 5 minutes (this mixture is called masa).
  2. Divide the masa into 3, take each section one by one, and roll it into a ball. Once you have the ball, squish it down until it is in a circle with about 1/2 inch thickness.
  3. Put the handled masa on a flat pan, set it at medium-high, and cook for approximately 10min on each side. Then put in the oven for 5-8 minutes for the arepas to finish cooking internally.

*Optional: To add more nutritional value to your arepas, add some vegetables to your water! Try either beet, carrot, or spinach.

  1. Blend 1 beet, 1 carrot, or 1 ½ cups of spinach with 1 ¼ cups of water.
  2. After it has been blended thoroughly, strain the vegetable water to get rid of any large particles, leaving only the colored water.
  3. Use this water for the mixture instead and continue the steps as indicated.
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