Mexican Polenta

Mexican Polenta Recipe

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Irana Grenier


I found this recipe in a vegetarian magazine and I just love it. It's kind of a spin on tacos, but much heartier and easier to serve.


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20 Min
15 Min



  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp

  • 1
    18-oz. tube polenta (i like the sun-dried tomato and garlic), cut into 12 1/2-in. slices
  • ·
    olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh grated lime zest
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 large
    vidalia onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    mexican seasoning (listed above)
  • 1 can(s)
    15.5-oz. low-sodium red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can(s)
    14.5-oz. diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1/2 c
    crumbled queso fresco (2 oz.) or feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream or plain yogurt (opt.)

How to Make Mexican Polenta


  1. Position broiling pan, or rack if using electric oven, 3 inches from the heat, and turn broiler to high.
  2. Spray polenta slices with cooking spray, and place on broiling pan or baking sheet. Broil 5 minutes per side, or until browned.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Add onion, and cook 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in lime juice,mexican seasoning, garlic, and lime zest. Cook 4 minutes or until onion is lightly browned.
  4. Add kidney beans and tomatoes; simmer 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  5. Place 3 polenta slices on each plate, ladle bean mixture over top and sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Serve with sour cream or yogurt, if desired.

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About Mexican Polenta

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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