Grilled Polenta Bruschetta

Grilled Polenta Bruschetta

Topped with your choice of Fontina, Gouda, or Brie cheese and a tomato-basil garnish, these versatile polenta cakes can be served as an appetizer or side dish. Add your favorite herbs or cheeses to make this dish uniquely your own.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Fusion, Italian
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients

  • 1 24 ounce package precooked polenta about
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3 ounces Fontina, Gouda, or Brie cheese, sliced Gouda, or Brie cheese, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 1-2 cloves roasted garlic, minced (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat grill for medium heat. Combine olive oil, balsamic, garlic, tomatoes, salt, pepper flakes, basil and parsley in a small bowl. Cut polenta into 12 equal slices. Brush with oil and place on grill rack. Cook on direct heat until one side is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn slices, place cheese on top and grill polenta for an additional 5-6 minutes. Remove polenta from heat and top with tomato-herb topping. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and some balsamic before serving.