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Grilled Polenta and Marinated Vegetables

1 Hour
4 People
Overhead view of a bowl filled with grilled polenta and marinated vegetables on wooden cutting board.


Marinated Vegetables
1/4 cup julienne red bell pepper
1/4 cup julienne yellow squash
1/4 cup julienne zucchini
1/4 cup julienne red onion
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp sea salt

1 1/4 cups 2% milk
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup polenta
1/4 tsp sea salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 tsp cane sugar
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine all ingredients for marinated vegetables and let sit for 30 minutes.

  2. In a large saucepan combine butter and milk. Heat over high heat until mixture comes to a boil. In a large bowl, combine remaining polenta ingredients except for cheese. Cook mixture until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add cheese and stir until melted. Pour into a greased loaf pan and allow to cool at room temperature.

  3. Heat grill. Remove polenta from loaf pan and cut into 8 slices. Grill polenta slices for 1 minute on each side.

  4. Place one slice of polenta each on four plates. Top with 1/4 cup marinated vegetables and finish with second slice of polenta.


Calories 190
Protein 5g
Sodium 335mg
Carbohydrates 17g
Fat 12g
Fiber 1g
Cholesterol 24mg
Servings 4