• 2 Ratings

Eggplant, zucchini, and fennel are available year-round and often seem to be at their peak, even when not in peak season. This dish is a whole meal when spooned over grilled polenta slices. For a meatier supper, grill some Italian sausages along with the vegetables.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins
17 mins


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  • Peel the eggplant, if desired. Slice the eggplant, zucchini, and fennel crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. In a small bowl combine the oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Brush the vegetables with about half of the oil mixture, reserving remaining oil mixture for the polenta.

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  • Preheat an open indoor electric grill on high setting, if available. Arrange half the vegetables on the grill rack. Grill 6 to 8 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender and grill marks appear, turning once. Remove vegetables from grill rack or pan; set aside. Repeat with remaining vegetables. Brush the polenta slices with reserved oil mixture. Place the polenta slices on the grill rack. Grill 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned, turning once.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan heat the undrained tomatoes until boiling. Add the grilled vegetables. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

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  • To serve, place 3 polenta slices in each shallow bowl or on each dinner plate; spoon the vegetable mixture over the polenta. Makes 4 servings.

Conventional Method:

Prepare vegetables and oil mixture as above in Step 1. Preheat a grill pan on the range top over medium-high heat. Grill half of the vegetables as in Step 2; repeat with remaining vegetables. Use the grill pan to grill brushed polenta slices as above in Step 2. Continue with Step 3 and serve as directed above.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 10g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1247mg; potassium 277mg; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 13g; sugar 7g; protein 6g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 14mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 20mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 40mg; iron 2mg.


2 Ratings
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