Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Topped Grilled Polenta Rounds an easy summer side salad or appetizer. An easy to make recipe for afternoon snacks or a lovely appetizer for your weekend bbq gathering.
Prep Time:15 min.
Cook Time:3-5 min.
Total Time:20-25 min.
This recipe will serve about 6 as a salad, or approx. 8 for appetizers.:
Prepare Bruschetta In Advance:
1 pint grape tomatoes chopped
1 shallot chopped small
1 small clove garlic chopped (optional)
2-3 TBLS. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tbls. fresh chopped basil and/or parsley
For Polenta Rounds:
1 prepared polenta roll
Cut up the tomatoes and the shallot, garlic parsley and/or basil and add to a small bowl. Mix together the seasonings and oil about 1 hour before you are ready to serve.
Prepare Polenta Rounds
Slice polenta into rounds about ¼ inch thick and lay out on a foil pan if cooking in an oven and lightly drizzle with olive oil and salt & pepper. – If grilling place the polenta rounds on the grill and cook about 2 minutes on each side.
The polenta is already cooked, so you just want to heat through and get nice grill marks.
If cooking the polenta in the oven place the rounds on a foil pan and broil for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and place on platter.
Place the cooked polenta rounds on a platter layered with mixed greens. Top the rounds with the fresh tomato bruschetta served family style. OR you can add the bruschetta in small bowls to the table and everyone can add the bruschetta as they wish.