Cheese Arepas

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lavender Lynn

This recipe is from Venezuela. It is from It is posted for ZWT4.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

Thus far this is my favorite recipe of the whole CQ 2014 tour! I used a combination of freshly grated sharp white cheddar and parmigiano-reggiano and a tortilla press to form them. Served with salpicon, plain quinoa and peach slices. A KA food processor was great help in blending the ingredients. Enjoyed by all! Next time I definitely need to double the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and gradually add the warm water, mixing to form a stiff dough.
  2. Add the cheese and knead the dough for a few minutes then form into 4 balls.
  3. Flatten the balls to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  5. Add the arepas and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp and golden, turning 3 or 4 times.
  6. Drain on kitchen paper.
  7. To Serve - split the arepas in half, place on serving plates and garnish with avocado, tomato slices and olives.

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