- 4 ¼ cups Water
- 3 ¼ tbsp Olive oilextra-virgin
- ½ lb Instant polenta
- Kosher Saltto taste
- Black pepperfreshly ground
- 12 oz Cherry tomatoeson the vine
- 4 sprigs Fresh thyme
- 2 oz Goat Cheesefresh, crumbled
Crisp Polenta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
This Crisp Polenta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes tastes incredible and makes for an elegant vegetarian side dish. Fried polenta squares sprinkled with goat cheese and topped with roasted cherry tomatoes. Roasting cherry tomatoes until they burst condenses their flavor and brings forward their sweetness. Fresh goat cheese adds tang and bright flavor, but if you’d rather leave it out, you can. This recipe is vegetarian but can be easily made vegan when swapping the goat cheese for vegan alternatives.
To keep the prep time on this recipe low, use quick-cooking polenta. To make the polenta, bring water and a glug of olive oil to a boil in a large saucepan. Gradually whisk in the polenta and cook according to the package directions. Season with salt and black pepper and transfer to a baking dish. Smooth the top and refrigerate until the polenta stiffens up. Meanwhile, roast the cherry tomatoes until they start to burst. To fry the polenta, use a sharp knife to trim the edges and cut the polenta into 4 squares. Brush both sides of the polenta with oil and season with salt. Fry the polenta, turning once, until golden brown and crisp. Serve warm, sprinkled with cheese, and topped with roasted tomatoes.
To make the Crisp Polenta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Crisp Polenta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Prepare baking dish
Transfer polenta to baking dish and refrigerate
Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet
Prepare tomatoes for roasting
Delicious Italian dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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