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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Polenta Grits with Cilantro and Tomato Sauce

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Category: Brunch, Vegetarian, Breakfast, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove; minced
  • 1 ts Olive oil
  • 2 c Water
  • 2/3 c Yellow corn grits
  • 1 md Fresh tomato; seeded
  • -- and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1/4 c Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Green onion
  • 1 Garlic clove; minced
  • 1 pn Chili powder
  • 1 pn Ground cumin
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Coat a nonstick saucepan with olive oil. Add onion and garlic and
saute over medium heat until soft. Add water and bring to a boil.
Stir in grits, cover and cook 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Stir well and spoon into a pie plate. Let grits cool until firm
enough to slice.

Prehea oven to 325 F. Cut polenta into triangles and place on a
lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes, then turn and bake 5
minutes more until the edges are crisp. Top with Cilantro & Tomato

To make Cilantro & Tomato Sauce: Combine tomatoes with water in a
small saucepan. Cook until tomatoes are soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Puree
tomatoes in a food processor or blender. Return pureeded tomatoes to
saucepan. Stir in cilantro, green onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin,
salt and pepper. Cook over low heat 5 minutes or until thickened.

Calories per serving: 110
Grams of fat: 1.4
% Fat calories: 12
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Grams of fiber: 2.4

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