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Chef Tatiana Iglesias’ Arepas with Cheese, Chorizo, and Chimichurri Sauce Recipe


I’m originally from Colombia, and this is a recipe we use a lot to accompany BBQ. The bright, herby chimichurri is a perfect match for rich meats.

Arepa Ingredients:

  • 4 arepas grilled
  • 4 Colombian chorizos grilled sliced
  • 5 oz Colombian Style Fresh Cheese crumbled

Chimichurri Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped
  • green onions
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to your taste


  1. To prepare chimichurri sauce: Place all the chimichurri ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a container. You can cut them by hand if you prefer.
  2. To assemble arepas: Place the arepas on a serving plate, top with crumbled cheese and cooked chorizo. Drizzle chimichurri sauce on top of the chorizo and serve immediately.