Appetizers & Starters
For this recipe, I use a tube of store-bought Ancient Harvest polenta. Polenta is most often made from cornmeal. It is a gluten-free food that is a good source of fiber and protein and is low in fat. When sliced and grilled, it makes a GREAT foundation upon which you can layer vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese over. It is an easy-to-make appetizer with so many options for dressing.
What Is Polenta?
I’ve actually learned polenta is a full dish, NOT just an ingredient, from northern Italy. The term “polenta” often refers to a dish resembling porridge. Now we make it from cornmeal which has been coarsely ground.
Polenta has also been made with farro, chestnuts, millet, spelt, or chickpeas. I have personally only cooked with and eaten cornmeal polenta.
The Ancient Harvest brand comes in several flavors: Traditional Italian and Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic.
To Healthy Eating!