Savory Polenta & Cilantro Bites


Look no further for a quick, fun and wow-worthy appetizer for your next summer get together. Try these Savory Polenta and Cilantro bites by @cookilicious. These tasty bites are stuffed with cilantro, coconut and a whole lot of flavor.

Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 25


  • 1 8oz Ancient Harvest Heat-and-Eat Polenta
  • Butter to cook the polenta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup shredded fresh coconut
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • Salt as required



  1. Slice the Heat-and-Eat Polenta into ½in thick rounds
  2. Melt butter in a grill pan
  3. Grill the Polenta slices evenly on both sides
  4. Remove from the grill and place in a bowl lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess butter

Masala Filling

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan
  2. Sauté the minced garlic and ginger paste for about 30 seconds
  3. Add the chopped green chilies and cilantro and fry for another 45 seconds to 1 minute
  4. Add the shredded coconut, poppy seeds and salt to taste. Continue to sauté for an additional minute.
  5. Take the mixture off  of the flame and set aside


  1. To assemble, spread the filling on a Polenta slice and cover it with another slice to create a mini sandwich. Serve immediately with some green chutney, or ketchup.


  • If you are unable to find green chillies, you can use 1 finely chopped jalapeno instead.
  • If you are unable to find shredded coconut, you can use unsweetened desiccated coconut instead




Servings: 6