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Arepas De Maiz (Authentic Arepas Recipe!)

A recipe that only uses 3 ingredients? This arepas de maiz recipe really only uses 3 ingredients and tastes like an authentic arepas.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Arepa recipe, arepas, arepas colombianas, Arepas De Maiz, Arepas De Maiz recipe, arepas recipe, arepas venezolanas, arepitas, venezuela arepas, venezuelan arepas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 1 cup masarepa I used the brand P.A.N
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste


  • Mix the ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix well until a you can form a ball.
  • Divide the dough in 4 even balls.
    arepas de maiz process shot
  • Dip the ball in cold water, so it doesn’t stick, and place on plastic wrap. Fold the plastic wrap over the ball and press down with a plate. Make them as thick or thin as you like. Repeat this with each ball of dough.
    arepas de maiz process shot
  • In a pan heat a little bit of oil and fry each arepa for about 2-4 minutes on each side, or until the edges start to brown a little bit.


  • You can also eat this with cheese or a fried egg on top.
Nutrition Facts
Arepas De Maiz (Authentic Arepas Recipe!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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