Venezuelan Arepas

Venezuelan arepa with black beans, grilled banana, avocado, and goat cheese

Venezuelan arepa with black beans, grilled banana, avocado, and goat cheese

While Koen and I were in New York, we tried a lot of different multicultural food, including Venezuelen arepas. They are basically corn pancakes that you slice open and stuff with delicious ingredients. I decided to prepare a vegetarian version with black beans, grilled banana (I couldn’t find plantains), avocado, and goat cheese. While we were in New York at Arepera Guacuco, there were also a lot of different sauces to use with the arepas, so I found a recipe for a mango pepper arepa sauce. I was really proud of how the areaps turned out! It was a lot of work, but worth it!

 

The arepas fresh out of the oven!

The arepas fresh out of the oven!

 

Ready to be served!

Ready to be served!

 

The making of the sauce - mango, yellow bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, parsley, onion, etc.

The making of the sauce – mango, yellow bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, parsley, onion, etc.

 

The finished sauce!

The finished sauce!

 

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