1 glass of pre-cooked maize meal (such as P.A.N brand – easy to find on amazon)

1.25 glass of hot water

½ tsp salt



½ tin of black beans

50 gr crumbled feta

Flat parsley or coriander



2 ripe avocados

1 small shallot, chopped

½ lime juice

1 pinch of chilli flakes

Salt & pepper


Chipotle sauce

1 or 2 tsp chipotle in adobo sauce (easy to find on amazon)

1 garlic clove, unpeeled  

2 tbsp Greek yoghurt

½ lime juice

Salt and pepper





Prepare the guacamole: in a medium bowl, mash all the ingredients. Season to taste – you might add more salt and/or chilli flakes. Place in the fridge.


Prepare the chipotle sauce : in a food processor, mix all the ingredients together, adjust the taste : if too hot, add more yoghurt, if not enough, add more chipotle. Not sour enough? Add lime juice! Place in the fridge.


Prepare the arepa batter: in a mixing bowl pour the maize meal, add the hot water and the salt. Mix the ingredients with your hands for 2 minutes.

Flatten the dough to a thickness of 0.5cm.

Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan.

Use a shot glass as a mould to cut out pastry circles.

Cook in the frying pan ion both sides until golden.

Set aside until all the circles are cooked.


Then, just prepare all the ingredients:

-        Cooked arepas

-        Guacamole

-        Chipotle sauce

-        Black beans (reheated)

-        Feta (crumbled)

-        Parsley or coriander (chopped)


And prepare the arepas: spread guacamole on the arepas, add 2 or 3 black beans, feta, chipotle sauce and sprinkle with parsley or coriander.