Low Fat Polenta Recipes

Herb Polenta and Grilled Tomatoes

Herb Polenta and Grilled Tomatoes

You're gonna like this low fat polenta recipe. You really will, I promise!

The polenta is flavored with delicious aromatic herbs, and accompannied by sweet grilled tomatoes. But this is not a dish that you'll be happy with just one serve, and if you're particularly hungry, it may be a good idea to have a couple of portions with something else (grilled chicken or fish, perhaps) and, of course, good company. ;-)

This dish serves 6. Great as a low fat dinner dish, or a low fat lunch bite.

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1 1/2 cups of polenta

3 cups of chicken stock

1 Tbsp butter

1 tsp salt

6 Tbsp of mixed fresh chives and basil

2 tsp olive oil

4 large plum tomatoes

Ground black pepper

Nutritional Information:

Serves 6

Fat: 4.7 g

Cal: 185

KJ: 773

WW: 3 Points

This is what you do

For starters, you prepare the polenta:

Boil the stock in a saucepan and add the salt.

Simmer and add the polenta gradually, stirring constantly (so that no lumps survive) for about 5 minutes till the polenta begins to thicken and comes away from the sides of the pot.

Next, take the polenta away from the heat, and stir in the butter, herbs and ground black pepper.

Spray a oven-proof tray with nonstick oil, and tip the polenta dough into the tray and let it cool down and set. Once cool enough, mould it into the tray by flattening it a big with your hands.

Get a cutting board and turn the polenta over it, leaving the "cake" exposed.

Using a large round cookie cutter, cut 6 rounds. Dice what's left after taking the large polenta circles.

With a cooking brush, lightly brush the polenta circles with the olive oil, and the tomatoes (cut in halves), and sprinkle with salt and cracked peper.

Now, you can cook the polenta patties and the tomatoes on an electric grill, a barbecue or even a nonstick pan. Who said low fat polenta wasn't tasty?

Enjoy your low fat herbs polenta with a nice piece of grilled chicken breast.

Source: Fat Free Italian Cooking

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