Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Polenta with Mexican Toppings and Salad

Every time I go to grocery store, when I see the tube of polenta , grab it, see the ingredients and look at the cost and put it back. I mean its ridiculously pricey that tube. So after many trial and error, I finally made my polenta and in a fraction of price. So now I don't even bother to look at that , ya when I am in a hurry and I have to put diner in no time, I might go for ready made, but not today. So it was my dinner and was thinking instead of putting my Mexican stuffing in tortilla why not to serve along with polenta and enjoy it. because after a while, tortilla become boring so made it and enjoy it. I had it with guacamole on side and little bit of light salad too. Before you make polenta, make your stuffing because you want hot polenta not cold.

Ingredients for Polenta

3 cups of water
Salt to taste
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 tbsp. butter


Boil water in a heavy sauce pan. Add salt and gradually whisk in cornmeal. Reduce the heat to lower and cook until mixture is thicken and cornmeal is tender. Continue stirring about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and add butter in it and stir till its melted.

Mexican Toppings 

1 can black beans  (washed and rinsed)
1 onion chopped
1 capsicum chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 cup of corn (frozen or fresh)
1 jalapenos chopped
6 cloves of garlic chopped
2 tsp of taco seasoning
Few florets of Broccoli
salt to taste
1 tsp oil


Heat a pan, add oil in it and add garlic and jalapenos and cook till it give nice aroma.
Add one by one all vegetables and seasoning and salt and cook till its have bite, don't over cook it.

To serve, take one big spoonful of polenta and top it with vegetables , have a side salad and guacamole and enjoy your diner.

Hearth and Soul blog hop May last week - Zesty South Indian Kitchen


  1. I have only recently discovered polenta and I love it - there is so much that you can do with it.

  2. Looks really filling and delicious

  3. I love polenta. Its a nice way to make it into a wholesome meal.

  4. What a lovely dish - I always enjoy the flavours in Mexican food and this looks really delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Linsy. Hope you will visit again this week!


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