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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.9
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.5 mg
  • Sodium: 605.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.5 g
  • Protein: 16.0 g

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Polenta with White Beans and Chard

Submitted by: BEE_NETTLES


Taken and adapted from
Taken and adapted from

Number of Servings: 1


    1/4 cup of coarse polenta

    3/4 cups water

    1/4 cup white onion, chopped

    1 small bunch swiss chard, rinsed and chopped

    1/2 cup cannellini beans, drained

    rosemary to taste

    olive oil, salt and pepper to taste


1) Bring water to a boil. When boiling, slowly stream in the polenta while whisking. Lower heat and keep stirring until thick. Season with salt and pepper (adding bouillon or replacing some water with soy milk here will add flavor or creaminess if you want.)

2) Heat a large pan. Add onions and let cook 5 minutes. Steam saute or add a little oil (recipe is calculated without oil)

3) Add in swiss chard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 cup of water (or veggie broth.)

4) When water is simmering, add in cannellini beans and a sprig of rosemary.

5) Cover and let simmer. Add more stock if needed.

6) Remove rosemary. Check for seasoning, adjust if necessary.

7) Scoop beans and chard onto a mound of polenta.

Leftover Polenta: Spread leftover polenta out onto wax paper and let cool. When set, you can cut it into squares or triangles. Fry them up the next morning as a great breakfast side. (Dredge in a little flour first to get better color/crust.) Delish!

Serving Size: 1 serving

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BEE_NETTLES.

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