Polenta Rounds with Creamy Pesto
- Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 41.4
- Total Fat: 2.3 g
- Cholesterol: 2.3 mg
- Sodium: 95.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 3.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 1.5 g
IntroductionThis simple and delicious appetizer is very festive--red and green for the holidays. This simple and delicious appetizer is very festive--red and green for the holidays.
1 tube (8 ounces) precooked polenta
2 ounces goat cheese, softened
1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
2 tablespoons pesto
pine nuts (optional)
You can make your own polenta ahead of time and pour into a shallow dish. Use a paring knife or cookie cutter to slice the chilled polenta, then proceed with the recipe.
Other tasty toppings: olive tapenade, hummus, or red pepper relish.
In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese and sun-dried tomato paste together until smooth.
Heat a nonstick saute pan or flat griddle over moderate heat. Coat with nonstick spray. Once the pan is hot, cook the polenta on each side for one minute.
Remove the rounds from the pan and place on a serving platter. Spread the pesto and goat cheese on top (one or both--your choice).
Garnish with pine nuts if desired (calories not included).
Makes 12 polenta rounds.