Sopa de Arepa is a corn cake soup popular in Colombia. This soup is very easy to make and delicious served with avocado. You can use beef, chicken or vegetable broth either way this Colombian soup is light, unique and comforting.
What is Sopa de Arepa?
A delicious traditional Colombian soup made with broth, potatoes, spices, herbs and corn cakes. To make this recipe you have to use corn arepas, you can not use arepas made with masarepa or precooked corn meal. Trust me, I tried, and the soup was not as it should be. If you don't want to make them from scratch, I usually find corn arepas in Latin supermarkets or online.
You can use beef, chicken or vegetable broth to make this soup. Be sure to use a good quality broth for good flavor. Feel free to add pieces of beef or chicken if you want a filling meal and complete.
What are Arepas?
They are corn cakes popular in Colombia and Venezuela. Traditionally arepas are made with dried corn, but now days a lot of people use masarepa (precooked corn flour). In Colombia we have other variations made with with sweet corn, yuca, potato and plantain.
Sopa de Arepa Recipe
- 7 cups chicken or beef stock
- 2 large potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 cup hogao
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- 3 arepas cooked and cut into pieces
- ½ cup fresh cilantro
- In a medium pot place the chicken stock, potatoes, cumin and hogao. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender. About 25 to 30 minutes.
- Add the arepa pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes more. Add the fresh cilantro and serve.
This arepa soup is simple and easy to make. It's made with simple ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes, the perfect dish for lunch or dinner.
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I think my next trip must be to Colombia ! 😉 Thanks for sharing this wonderful culinary , Erica !
I am saving some of your Colombian recipes for Joan's event in January. I am so excited that one of the stops will be Colombia and your blog will be a great reference. Delicious soup!
Is the Posta Rellena the same as un Muchacho Relleno we used to eat in Venezuela?
Si, la posta rellena es el mismo "muchacho relleno"
This looks amazing!
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Thank you so much Erica for sharing your delicious recipes!! This soup looks so good, but I have a question, the arepas, do you find them in the bakery section, or do they come packaged?? We do have a couple latin markets in the area but they carry mostly Mexican products & so I was just wondering where I should look for the arepas. Thank you!!!
You have to ask, because every market is different.
Erica...another great soup!! how easy you make these!
That is one beautiful color!!
Yummy looking soup...I m sure it would make a perfect meal for this winter
another amazing soup recipe. This looks warm and hearty, perfect for this time of year.
the soup looks great. I love the earth flavor of cumin
Thank you all for visiting!
I made this for lunch since we had a bunch or leftover home made arepas that our Colombian friends brought. It turned out AMAZING!!! Definitely making this again. How would you add pork or chicken? Would you just marinate it in hogao and then pull it apart? Thanks!
Hi Erica, a simple delicious soup always feels soulful and comforting. Love this soup.
Hope all is well!