Growing Chefs! Ontario Spinach Ink-jected Arepas

Spinach Ink-jected Arepas

From our November Kids Class with Guest Chefs Arepa Ink! These fun bright green arepas are the perfect vessel for a delicious sandwich! Try them with chicken sofrito salad or plantains and black beans with guacamole.
8 arepas
2 cups PAN flour (pre-cooked white corn meal)1 handful baby spinach leaves2 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon chia seeds1 tablespoon sesame seed1 teaspoon hemp seeds1 teaspoon olive oil
Blender or immersion blenderCast iron panFlipper spatulaBaking sheetParchment paper

Get Organized!

Gather all of your ingredients and equipment before you get started!

Get Prepped!

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Measure out the PAN flour, chia, sesame, and hemp seeds and mix together well.

In a blender, blend the water and spinach until pureed.

Add the spinach water and olive oil to the PAN flour mixture and knead together until the dough is uniform. 

Divide the dough into 8 balls and gently flatten.

Get Cooking!

Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. When hot, cook the arepas in batches until a crust is formed on the outside.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. 

Allow to cool slightly, then cut in half and fill with whatever toppings you prefer!