Grilled polenta bruschetta is made with rounds of grilled polenta instead of bread and topped with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic.
It’s time for small bites this week at #SundaySupper! You have to admit, it’s so much fun to fill up your plate with small bites. It’s like a party on a plate! You can taste a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and before you know it you are full.
Grilling the polenta until it’s just a little bit crispy on the outside adds an interesting dimension to the traditional bruschetta that’s made with bread, and it’s gluten free. I can see myself making this all summer long, hello tomato season!
- 1 cup organic polenta corn grits - such as Bob's Red Mill
- 3 cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped grape or cherry tomatoes
- 5 to 6 basil leaves chopped
- 3 cloves crushed garlic - separated add 1 teaspoon olive oil to 2 crushed cloves set aside
- ½ tablespoon olive oil plus extra for brushing
- ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- bring water and salt to a boil
- gradually stir in the polenta
- reduce heat and simmer stirring frequently until mixture is thick - about 20 minutes
- remove from heat and pour into a 6 X 10 inch parchment lined pan spread out evenly
- place in refrigerator for about 20 minutes until it becomes firm
- place the tomatoes, basil leaves one clove garlic and oil into a bowl and stir gently, then add the balsamic and combine - set aside
- when the polenta is ready, gently remove the polenta from a pan and using a small glass cut the polenta into rounds
- heat a gas grill to medium
- brush each round with olive oil and place on grill grill for 5 minutes and gently flip over
- grill for 3 to 4 minutes more
- remove from grill and spread the top of each round with the oil and garlic mixture
- top with tomato mixture
Many thanks to Christie Campbell at A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for sponsoring this event! This week the #SundaySupper twitter chat will be live from Tapa Toro in Orlando! Tapa Toro combines contemporary Spanish cuisine with a vibrant atmosphere – don’t forget to join us at 7:00 pm.
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