Grilled Polenta & Greens


This savory cake is grilled until crisp and topped with a fresh salad and feta cheese.

Grilled Polenta & Greens
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Grill Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 ½ cup water

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • ¾ cup cold water

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ cup bulgur

  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup arugula

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

  • ½ of a medium cucumber, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a medium saucepan bring 2 1/2 cups water to boiling. Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together the cornmeal, 3/4 cup cold water, salt, and cumin. Slowly add cornmeal mixture to boiling water, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir for 15 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat and stir in bulgur and green onions. Spread into a plastic wrap-lined 9-inch round cake pan. Let stand, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or until firm.

  2. Heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium heat. Remove polenta from pan; remove plastic wrap. Pat dry with paper towels. Brush both sides with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Grill on the greased rack of a covered grill for 15 minutes or until charred and heated through, turning once using a flat baking sheet.

  3. In a large bowl whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons oil and lemon juice. Add arugula, raspberries, cucumber, parsley, and mint. Season to taste. Place polenta on a serving platter. Top with salad and sprinkle with feta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 10.9mg 55%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 140mg 3%
Folate, total 23.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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