dish
Grilled Garden Vegetables with Basil Polenta

4
Serves
286
Calories
15
Nutrients
15
Vitamins

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 cup cornmeal (preferably medium ground)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium zucchini , sliced 1/3-inch thick
1 medium summer squash , sliced 1/3-inch thick
1 large red onion , peeled and sliced 1/3-inch thick
4 large whole mushrooms
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese , optional

Cooking Instructions

For the polenta:
1. In a 4-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

2. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, a pinch of salt and a pinch of black pepper. Increase the heat and bring the broth to a boil.

3. Slowly whisk the cornmeal into the hot broth. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the polenta has thickened.

4. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper. (The polenta can be made in advance and re-warmed before serving.)

For the grilled vegetables:
1. Preheat the grill.

2. In a food processor, combine the garlic, mustard and vinegar and puree. With the motor running, add the olive oil and chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the vegetables with the garlic vinaigrette.

3. Grill the vegetables on a hot grill for 2 minutes on each side. (To keep the onions together, slide a spatula completely underneath each slice to pick up all the rings and turn carefully to grill the other side.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Spoon the warm polenta onto serving plates and arrange the slices of grilled vegetables and mushrooms on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garnish with basil leaves and serve.

Serving Size: 1 cup grilled veggies and 1 cup of polenta

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
286
Protein
11 g
Total Carbohydrate
39 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
Soluble Fiber
2 g
Insoluble Fiber
4 g
Sugar
6 g
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
15 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
52 %
Percent Calories from Fat
32 %
Vitamin A
496 IU
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
3 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
4 mcg
Vitamin C
15 mg
Vitamin D
13 IU
Vitamin E
2 IU
Folate
97 mcg
Vitamin K
3 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
50 mg
Iron
3 mg
Phosphorus
106 mg
Potassium
635 mg
Sodium
487 mg
Zinc
1 mg