I’m not sure why it took me so long to grill polenta. The outside gets nice and crispy and the inside is soft and creamy. I love the creamy texture and subtle corn flavor. It’s also super easy to make! Once you learn how, you’ll be grilling polenta all the time – trust me on this one!
I love to serve it with fresh mozzarella (called burrata) and tomatoes. This recipe will make enough for 4 people to have as an appetizer or side dish that everyone will enjoy.
Caprese Polenta Bites Recipe
Grilled Polenta with Tomato & Burrata Bites Recipe (Caprese Polenta Bites)
A delicious and easy Caprese Polenta Bites recipe, which pairs grilled polenta with fresh Burrata and tomatoes.
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8 ounces Burrata cheese, fresh Mozzarella 1½ cup Polenta 4 cups Chicken Broth 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes Olive Oil, extra virgin, to taste , Salt to taste , Black Pepper to taste Basil, fresh
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
In a bowl, toss the tomatoes in the olive oil with a sprinkle of salt
Place mushrooms and onions into a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Roast for 30-40 minutes until golden-brown, making sure to stir the pan every 10 minutes to keep the tomatoes from burning.
In a tall and narrow pot, bring chicken broth to a boil over medium heat.
Whisk in the polenta and stir well with a wooden spoon.
Reduce the heat and cook, frequently stirring until it thickens.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer the polenta into a greased baking sheet and spread it evenly with a spatula.
Let it cool at room temperature.
Cut the polenta into small squares.
Preheat the grill on high heat.
Spray polenta squares with extra virgin olive oil and grill for a couple of minutes until grill marks form.
Flip the polenta squares on the other side and grill again for a couple of minutes. Remove and set aside.
Once tomatoes are done roasting, place on top of polenta squares, along with a spoonful of Burrata and fresh basil.
Serve and enjoy.
Cook the polenta until the wooden spoon stands straight up.
Calories: 388 kcal | Carbohydrates: 51 g | Protein: 17 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 40 mg | Sodium: 869 mg | Potassium: 432 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 893 IU | Vitamin C: 33 mg | Calcium: 324 mg | Iron: 2 mg
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