I had never made polenta, but it was so easy! There are many pre-made types out there, loaded with calories and artificial fillers. I bought straight up polenta grain (really just corn) and mixed it with water and BAM- polenta! I used left overs to add to salads to mix things up the next day. I am sure there will be more polenta experiments to come.
Polenta with Blue Cheese and Garlicky Chard
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 bunch swiss chard, cut into 1 inch strips, stems trimmed
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup polenta
- 1/1 c. crumbled blue cheese (I bought raw blue cheese, with no additives!)
While the garlic and chard is cooking, bring 4 cups of water to boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt and slowly whisk in the polenta. Cook, stirring constantly until the polenta thickens. 3-4 mins.
Divide the polenta among bowls and top with the chard and blue cheese.