Portabella Artichoke Arepas

Arepas (1)We always love hearing from our fans! Recently, one of our Facebook followers messaged us with a delicious snack she created using one of our dips! She gave us permission to share it with the rest of our fans, so we wanted to offer this yummy recipe to you.

Here’s what Natalia said about this snack:

“Hi, I love your products and today I tried something different. It’s awesome! Maybe the idea could help you and help others to make a quick different snack.

Arepa is a grilled cornmeal cake served in Latin American cuisine. This time I added a pack of Simply Savory Portabella Artichoke made in 1 cup of plain yogurt.”

Historians have found evidence that arepas have been made for over 2,000 years, so this food is definitely time-tested and approved. Give it a try for yourself using the recipe below!

Portabella Artichoke Arepas

Ingredients

2 cups Pre-Cooked Corn Meal (such as PAN)

1 tsp. Salt

1 cup Plain Yogurt

Warm Water (as needed)

1 package Simply Savory Portabella Artichoke Dip Mix

1/4 cup Vegetable Oil (or as needed)

Directions

  1. Stir yogurt, Portabella Artichoke dip mix, and salt together until mixed.
  2. Gradually add the pre-cooked corn meal to the yogurt mixture, stirring the mixture with your fingers until you’ve added the full amount.
  3. Work small amounts of warm water into the dough, continuing until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. When you can make a ball of dough and your hands remain clean, it is ready to cook.
  4. Separate the dough into small balls, each about the size of a golf ball, then pat each ball into a patty about 3/8 inch thick.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat until the oil shimmers. If you are using a non-stick pan, you can decrease the amount of oil to just enough to grease the pan.
  6. Add a few patties to the pan, cooking each side until golden brown (about 4-5 minutes per side). Place the cooked arepas on a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool until ready to eat.