Polenta Recipes For Summer Potlucks

photo (5)Pictured: Ancient Harvest Heirloom Red & Black Polenta

We at Ancient Harvest are huge fans of our organic corn polenta. A hot and hearty bowl of rich, creamy porridge is the ultimate comfort food through the cold winter months – but there are plenty of delicious polenta recipes perfect for summer as well.

 

Whether baked in a casserole or chopped into bite-sized canapés, versatile (and naturally gluten-free) polenta can make a great addition to your next backyard barbecue or potluck. Need some inspiration to help get you started? Look no further…

 

Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Polenta, Love & Lemons

A classic preparation easily adapted to whatever type of mushrooms you can find in your local market, this herby sauté can (and should) be enjoyed year-round. Simplify the recipe by serving it over Ancient Harvest Polenta, already prepared and infused with fresh flavor (the Basil & Garlic variety would be wonderful here.)

 

Polenta and Beef Stuffed Mini Peppers, Dixie Chik Cooks

Ready-made polenta also makes a tasty and easy stuffing for roasted vegetables, as evident in this fun recipe. The result: a slightly sweet but mostly savory finger food, ready to be served at your next summer get-together.

 

Mexican Grilled Polenta Pizza, Edible Perspective

The perfect marriage between a tostada and a pizza, this recipe is packed full of fresh summertime flavors. It’s easily customizable to suit what you have on hand (check out the list of possible toppings at the end) and the process of grilling (rather than baking) feels seasonal and fun.

 

Polenta Bites With Ricotta and Shaved Asparagus, Cookie Monster Cooking

Both pretty and practical, these bite-sized polenta bites are topped with fresh asparagus, creamy ricotta and lemon zest to create a bright flavor profile perfect for spring or summer. Pressed for time? Skip the lengthy process of mixing and whisking your polenta, and instead bake slices of our already prepared Ancient Harvest Polenta.

 

Chili Grilled Shrimp, Polenta Crouton and Frico Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette, Cooking for Keeps

Did you know that you could make croutons out of polenta? No? Well, then you’re missing out! This recipe provides step-by-step instructions to make them from scratch. However, if you’re using ready-made polenta, all you need to do is cut it into small squares, bake until pale brown, and cool until crisp.

 

Browse our five flavors of organic, gluten-free polenta (as well as our other products) at AncientHarvest.com.

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