Polenta with Fresh Tomato Salsa

4
(3) 2 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

8 servings

Crispy cheese-topped polenta triangles made with hot wheat cereal are topped with a zesty salsa. Serve as a side dish alongside grilled meats or fish.

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  • Bring water to boil in large saucepan. Stir in garlic. Gradually add cereal; cook 1 to 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Spread into greased 8-inch square pan; cover.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into 4 (4-inch) squares; cut each square diagonally into quarters to form 4 triangles. (You should have a total of 16 triangles.)
  • Heat 2 tsp. of the oil in large nonstick skillet. Add 8 of the polenta triangles; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining 2 tsp. oil and polenta triangles. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand until melted.
  • Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients. Serve over polenta.

Substitute

Substitute chopped fresh parsley for cilantro.

Servings

  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

There's an excellent source of iron, from the creamy wheat (enriched farina) hot cereal, and a good source of vitamin C, from the tomatoes, in every tasty bite of this low-fat, low cholesterol polenta dish.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 100
% Daily Value
Total fat 3.5g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 160mg
Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • littlesister8 |

    wHEN YOU ARE WATCHING YOUR FAT GRAMS IT IS HARD TO FIND A DIFFERENT BUT GOOD RECIPE. WELL THIS IS BOTH. EASY TO FIX WITH A GREAT TASTE. THE GIRLS AT WORK LOVED IT. THANKS

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  • daizy3 |

    I plan to try this as soon as I get off the computer

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