Polenta with Kale, Mushrooms and Tomatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Polenta with kale, mushrooms and tomatoes recipe? Learn how to make Polenta with kale, mushrooms and tomatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by johannainman

Makes 4 servings



Adapted from whole foods website.

Recipe Ingredients for Polenta with kale, mushrooms and tomatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 pound sliced button mushrooms
1 Salt and pepper
15 oz. tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 lb kale
2 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 oz Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Polenta with kale, mushrooms and tomatoes

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in kale and 1/4 cup water, cover, reduce heat to medium low and cook until kale begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Toss well, season with salt and pepper, cover and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes more. Cover and set aside.

  2. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a heavy large saucepan. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add the butter, and stir until melted.

  3. Lightly oil an 11 by 7-inch baking dish. Transfer the hot polenta to the prepared baking dish, spreading evenly to 3/4-inch thick. Refrigerate until cold and firm, about 2 hours.

  4. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

  5. Cut the polenta into 2 by 1-inch pieces. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry the polenta pieces until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per side. Using tongs, transfer the polenta pieces to paper towels and drain. Place the polenta pieces on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while cooking the remaining batches.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 330.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
436
Calories from Fat
184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.4g
31%
Saturated Fat
8.0g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Sodium
1396mg
58%
Potassium
984mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
56.4g
19%
Dietary Fiber
7.5g
30%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
12.8g
Vitamin A 287% Vitamin C 195%
Calcium 22% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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