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Colombian Sweet Corn Arepas with Strawberry Salsa

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  May 7, 2014

Colombian Sweet Corn Arepas with Strawberry Salsa
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 20 m
  • TOTAL
  • 35 m

There are plenty of reasons to add strawberries to your diet. For example, did you know that one cup of strawberries provides more vitamin C than an orange? What?s more, strawberries can help lower cholesterol and they are naturally low in sugar.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 6

  • 2 cups Corn, Whole Kernel
  • 1 1/2 cups Hot Water
  • 2 cups Cornmeal
  • 2 tsp Sour Cream, Low Fat
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Cheese, Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/4 cup 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tsp Fresh Mint

DIRECTIONS

1 Ingredients in Strawberry-Mango Salsa:
2 * 1 cup strawberries, diced
3 * 1/2 cup mango, diced
4 * 1/4 cup pineapple juice
5 * 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
6 * 1 cup prepared whipped cream, optional
7 In a blender, pulse the corn kernels and hot water until smooth.
8 In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, sour cream and sugar. Slowly add corn mixture while stirring with your hands or a wooden spoon; add cheese and divide dough into about 18 pieces.
9 Roll each piece into a ball and flatten it into a pancake about ? inch thick and 3 inches in diameter (rub your fingers around the edge so that it maintains its thickness).
10 In a medium skillet (or a sandwich press), melt butter over low heat.
11 Cook arepas until golden for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. They should be toasted on the outside but soft in the middle. Let cool to room temperature.
12 In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, mango, juice and mint.
13 To serve, top each arepa with 1 to 2 tablespoons strawberry salsa and 1 tablespoon whipped cream, if desired.