What are Arepas?
Arepas is a type of food made of ground maize dough. It is known to originate from Northern regions of South America and is a notable cuisine of Colombia and Venezuela. The arepa is a flat, round dough that is patted to make into a sandwich-style food. It is completed with various types fillings including meat, chicken, cheese, salad etc. You can try it with anything! I learnt that you can also add beetroot into the arepas!
In this particular live show, we enjoyed arepas which were vegan/vegetarian and gluten-friendly with plantain, black beans and mango salsa!
Below you will find the ingredients:
Makes 3-4 Servings | Cooking Time: 1 hour
- Maize or cornmeal (fine ground polenta is fine)
- 1 Plantain
- Oil for frying
- 1 can of black beans
- Chilli flakes
- Garlic powder or 2 cloves of garlic to mince
- Sea salt
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1 mango (can get pre-cut kind)
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- Olive oil
- 1/2 purple onion
- Fresh coriander
- Tahini or yoghurt to drizzle (optional)
How to make Arepas with Black Beans and Mango Salsa #CookingTravelTalks?
Want to know how to make Arepas with Black Beans and Mango Salsa? Follow the video below. If you do make this delicious dish – then please tag me @mybreakingviews and use the #CookingTravelTalk. I will of course share on my socials!
After that live I will certainly be visiting Latin America to taste and experience more of the continent!
Thank you for joining me. I will be sharing all my #CookingTravelTalks episodes on my blog so stay tuned!